Dairy Programs in California, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 4,136

Recipients of Dairy Programs from farms in California totaled $578,177,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Programs
1Zonneveld Dairies IncLaton, CA 93242$2,406,880
2Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$1,760,148
3Gallo Cattle Company LpAtwater, CA 95301$1,376,465
4Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo FarmsTulare, CA 93274$1,155,905
5Joe Soares DairyDelhi, CA 95315$1,109,874
6Costa View Farms No 2Madera, CA 93637$1,080,363
7Alvin Souza DairyTulare, CA 93274$1,055,895
8Warren Hettinga DairyTipton, CA 93272$1,052,864
9Vander Schaaf DairyEscalon, CA 95320$1,040,265
10Van Steyn DairyGalt, CA 95632$1,036,266
11Dores Dairy PtnStevinson, CA 95374$1,002,823
12T & W FarmsBakersfield, CA 93311$997,742
13G J Silva Dairy IncTurlock, CA 95380$995,502
14Dennis Boertje & Son DairyVisalia, CA 93292$982,808
15Gordon Hay Co IncChino, CA 91708$977,537
16Foster Farms DairyHickman, CA 95323$954,250
17Carlos Echeverria & SonsBakersfield, CA 93313$951,336
18Van Exel DairyLodi, CA 95242$935,276
19Bosman Dairy LLCTipton, CA 93272$910,706
20Lemstra DairyTulare, CA 93274$910,008

* 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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