Total Dairy Program in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 4,041

Recipients of Total Dairy Program from farms in California totaled $460,317,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Dairy Program
1Zonneveld Dairies Inc *Laton, CA 93242$1,544,332
2Gallo Cattle Company Lp *Atwater, CA 95301$1,376,465
3Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$1,259,744
4Alvin Souza Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$1,055,895
5Warren Hettinga Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$1,052,864
6Foster Farms DairyHickman, CA 95323$954,250
7Lemstra Dairy *Tulare, CA 93274$910,008
8Hein Hettinga Dairies *Ontario, CA 91762$893,203
9Dores Dairy Ptn *Stevinson, CA 95374$821,290
10Bosman Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$764,794
11Van Steyn Dairy *Galt, CA 95632$729,616
12T & W Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$728,772
13Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo F *Tulare, CA 93274$728,748
14Machado Dairy Farms *Manteca, CA 95337$723,643
15G J Silva Dairy Inc *Turlock, CA 95380$710,731
16Harold Dragt & Sons Dairies LLC *Hanford, CA 93230$701,525
17Dennis Boertje & Son Dairy *Visalia, CA 93292$698,036
18Carlos Echeverria & Sons *Bakersfield, CA 93313$679,617
19Basque American Dairy *Chino, CA 91710$658,793
20Tony F Melo & Sons Inc *Turlock, CA 95380$658,117

* 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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