Dairy Programs in the United States, 2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 18,165

Recipients of Dairy Programs from farms in the United States totaled $1,197,000,000 in in 2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Programs
1Bidart Dairy II LLCBakersfield, CA 93389$1,235,019
2Blue Sky Farms LLCFriona, TX 79035$1,072,957
3Bettencourt Dairies LLCWendell, ID 83355$902,500
4Zonneveld Dairies IncLaton, CA 93242$895,917
5Alan VanderhorstDublin, TX 76446$729,094
6Ron Pietersma Dba Legend Dairy FarmsChino, CA 91708$721,266
7Dg Partners LLCAmargosa Valley, NV 89020$711,593
8Eagle View Farms LLCCastleford, ID 83321$698,798
9Hulsbosch Dairy Farm LLCGreensburg, IN 47240$617,045
10Barrington Dairy LLCMontezuma, GA 31063$598,864
11Benton Dairy LLCAmbia, IN 47917$565,456
12Adirondack Farms LLCPeru, NY 12972$565,350
13Vierra Dairy LLCHilmar, CA 95324$563,939
14West Point FarmsWendell, ID 83355$539,375
15Double A Dairy LLCJerome, ID 83338$538,272
16, $520,695
17H J & A Howrigan & Sons IncFairfield, VT 05455$517,674
18Farm Services Agency **Langdon, ND 58249$506,482
19Van Ess Dairy LLCSanborn, IA 51248$506,346
20Cbj FarmsPlainview, TX 79072$498,230

* 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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