Livestock Subsidies in California, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,144

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in California totaled $28,841,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Hilarides DairyLindsay, CA 93247$315,874
2T & W Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$299,979
3Tri Iest Dairy *Madera, CA 93637$261,150
4Blossom Trail Honey, Inc. *Chowchilla, CA 93610$256,838
5Greenwood Dairy *Orland, CA 95963$250,000
6Bidart Dairy II LLC *Chino, CA 91708$250,000
7Ramona Dairy, LLCSan Jacinto, CA 92582$250,000
8Lakeview Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$248,913
9Alamo Farms *Keyes, CA 95328$244,988
10Porterfield Ranch *Dorris, CA 96023$235,250
11Maya Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$229,754
12J & D Wilson & Sons Dairy LpRiverdale, CA 93656$221,126
13Philip Verwey Farms *Hanford, CA 93230$219,343
14H & M Agresti Trust AgreementCeres, CA 95307$214,927
15Mike & Wendy Vander DussenEl Nido, CA 95317$195,628
16L & J Vanderham Dairy *Riverdale, CA 93656$184,432
17James J Stevinson Corp *Newman, CA 95360$183,467
18Temple Creek Dairy Inc *Escalon, CA 95320$181,391
19Robert Gioletti & Sons Dairy Inc *Turlock, CA 95380$169,657
20Mario Simoes Family Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$164,875

* 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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