Dairy Programs in the United States, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 158,341

Recipients of Dairy Programs from farms in the United States totaled $7,545,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Programs
1Farm Services Agency **Langdon, ND 58249$88,973,783
2Highland DairyClovis, NM 88101$15,262,879
3Mcnutt Bros DairyDublin, TX 76446$13,603,142
4Zonneveld Dairies IncLaton, CA 93242$3,365,506
5Bidart Dairy II LLCBakersfield, CA 93389$1,825,556
6Blue Sky Farms LLCFriona, TX 79035$1,817,190
7H J & A Howrigan & Sons IncFairfield, VT 05455$1,791,560
8Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo FarmsTulare, CA 93274$1,636,817
9Costa View Farms No 2Madera, CA 93637$1,594,204
10Vander Schaaf DairyEscalon, CA 95320$1,538,686
11Alan VanderhorstDublin, TX 76446$1,527,177
12Ron Pietersma Dba Legend Dairy FarmsChino, CA 91708$1,446,356
13Cheyenne DairyDexter, NM 88230$1,425,884
14Barnes Black & Whiteface Ranch LlpAddison, VT 05491$1,380,506
15Gallo Cattle Company LpAtwater, CA 95301$1,376,465
16T & W FarmsBakersfield, CA 93311$1,354,374
17Nop Brothers & SonsPlainview, TX 79072$1,318,384
18Van Steyn DairyGalt, CA 95632$1,315,189
19G J Silva Dairy IncTurlock, CA 95380$1,309,895
20Carlos Echeverria & SonsBakersfield, CA 93313$1,309,742

* USDA data are not "transparent" for many payments made to recipients through most cooperatives. Recipients of payments made through most cooperatives, and the amounts, have not been made public. To see ownership information, click on the name, then click on the link that is titled Ownership Information.

** EWG has identified this recipient as a bank or lending institution that received the payment because the payment applicant had a loan requiring any subsidy payments go to the lender first. In 2019, the information provided to EWG by USDA began to include the entity that received the payment, rather than the person or entity that applied for it, which was previously provided. This move to shield subsidy recipients from disclosure enables USDA to further evade taxpayer accountability. Six percent of subsidy dollars went to banks, lending institutions, or the Farm Service Agency.”

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