Dairy Program Subsidies in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,055

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in California totaled $26,967,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$982,809
2Bradford NymanHilmar, CA 95324$177,829
3Gordon Hay Co Inc *Chino, CA 91708$152,425
4Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$152,425
5Joe Soares Dairy *Delhi, CA 95315$120,657
6Joe Da Silva - Joe Da Silva And AEscalon, CA 95320$84,237
7Van Steyn Dairy *Galt, CA 95632$77,929
8P H RanchWinton, CA 95388$77,399
9Soares Dairies LpTurlock, CA 95380$77,395
10Paul P Lopes *Gustine, CA 95322$77,381
11Larry B. Peterson Dairy FarmsHilmar, CA 95324$77,351
12Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo F *Tulare, CA 93274$77,336
13Vierra Dairy Farms *Hilmar, CA 95324$77,317
14Van Exel Dairy *Lodi, CA 95242$76,213
15Double Cross Dairy Inc *Hilmar, CA 95324$76,213
16California Dairy Farms LLCMerced, CA 95341$76,213
17Flavio Almeida Martins Top Line DHanford, CA 93230$76,212
18Ron Pietersma Dba Legend Dairy FaChino, CA 91708$76,212
19Vander Schaaf Dairy *Escalon, CA 95320$76,212
20Machado Dairy Farms *Manteca, CA 95337$76,212

* 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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