Livestock Subsidies in California, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,482

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in California totaled $51,724,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
2019
1Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$447,621
2Cowifornia Dreamin' Dairy *Chowchilla, CA 93610$378,841
3Bernard & Rebecca D Te Velde J V *Hanford, CA 93230$298,037
4West-star North Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$265,152
5Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$255,224
6Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$250,000
7De Boer Dairy/southern Cross *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$250,000
8Philip Verwey Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$250,000
9Carlos Echeverria & Sons *Bakersfield, CA 93313$248,773
10Lansing LLC *Hanford, CA 93230$241,103
11Gregory D Hooker Diamond H DairyChowchilla, CA 93610$237,528
12Cloverdale Dairy LLC *Hanford, CA 93230$232,842
13Vander Schaaf Dairy *Escalon, CA 95320$223,827
14River Ranch Farms LLC *Hanford, CA 93230$219,110
15Still Waters Ranch LLCHanford, CA 93230$206,885
16Dixie Creek RanchHanford, CA 93230$192,408
17Double J Dairy *Visalia, CA 93291$188,158
18Dick Vanderham & Sons Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$188,152
19Joe Soares Dairy *Delhi, CA 95315$187,880
20Rancho Teresita Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$176,392

* 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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