Dairy Program Subsidies in California, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 900

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in California totaled $42,306,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Philip Verwey Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$250,000
2South Lakes Dairy Farm *Tipton, CA 93272$243,964
3West-star North Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$225,634
4John & Marjorie Roeloffs *Tipton, CA 93272$205,242
5Carlos Echeverria & Sons *Bakersfield, CA 93313$199,018
6Joe Soares Dairy *Delhi, CA 95315$197,578
7Paul Vanwarmerdam *Winton, CA 95388$185,762
8Albert Goyenetche Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$164,894
9Rancho Teresita Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$164,455
10Legacy RanchesTipton, CA 93272$150,015
11Vierra Dairy Farms *Hilmar, CA 95324$147,796
12Dores Dairy Ptn *Stevinson, CA 95374$135,844
13Hamstra Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$135,344
14Sozinho Dairy IncHanford, CA 93230$132,708
15Lakeside Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$132,650
16Lakeview Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$132,467
17Four Star Dairy Lp *Tulare, CA 93274$130,939
18Soares Dairies LpTurlock, CA 95380$126,779
19B & J Dairy Lp *Galt, CA 95632$125,911
20Silveira Brothers Dairy *Gustine, CA 95322$125,150

* 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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