Total Livestock Indemnity Program in the United States, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 67,081

Recipients of Total Livestock Indemnity Program from farms in the United States totaled $584,878,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Livestock Indemnity Program
1Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$1,405,101
2Phillip N TarverClinton, KY 42031$798,706
3Randy M RinikerGuttenberg, IA 52052$767,337
4Michael John HeisterBernard, IA 52032$750,853
5Giles Ranch Company LLC *Ashland, KS 67831$719,259
6Kohman Dairy LLCSyracuse, KS 67878$675,190
7Le Blanc Farms Jv *Richmond, TX 77406$608,798
8Strain Cattle Company *Abita Springs, LA 70420$536,294
9J Anderson Farms Inc *Science Hill, KY 42553$535,155
10Ridgecrest Dairy *Texico, NM 88135$519,638
11Klompe Dairy LLC *Grandview, WA 98930$515,963
12Gardiner Angus Ranch *Ashland, KS 67831$458,130
13Frh Dairy LLCGrandview, WA 98930$450,485
14Dan BirdCut Bank, MT 59427$444,058
15Marley & Whitney *Roswell, NM 88202$422,737
16Larry Haakma & Sons Dairy *Farwell, TX 79325$420,375
177d Holding CompanyLubbock, TX 79424$400,540
18Providence Dairy *Clovis, NM 88101$399,077
19Raftopoulos Brothers Livestock *Craig, CO 81625$395,214
20Charles P HendersonSolen, ND 58570$394,888

* 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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‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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