Dairy Programs in California, 2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 888

Recipients of Dairy Programs from farms in California totaled $109,019,000 in in 2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Programs
1Zonneveld Dairies IncLaton, CA 93242$763,038
2Gordon Hay Co IncChino, CA 91708$553,407
3Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$534,051
4Costa View Farms No 2Madera, CA 93637$437,816
5Joe Soares DairyDelhi, CA 95315$388,184
6Joey Fernandes Dairy Dba Fernjo FarmsTulare, CA 93274$381,519
7Double Cross Dairy IncHilmar, CA 95324$381,519
8Paul P LopesGustine, CA 95322$381,519
9Vander Schaaf DairyEscalon, CA 95320$381,519
10David BakkerVisalia, CA 93291$374,853
11Van Exel DairyLodi, CA 95242$361,523
12Paul VanwarmerdamWinton, CA 95388$361,523
13Flavio Almeida Martins Top Line DairyHanford, CA 93230$361,523
14Larry B. Peterson Dairy FarmsHilmar, CA 95324$361,523
15Ron Pietersma Dba Legend Dairy FarmsChino, CA 91708$361,473
16Bidart Dairy II LLCChino, CA 91708$350,622
17Silva Bros DairyAcampo, CA 95220$342,010
18California Dairy Farms LLCMerced, CA 95341$303,341
19Van Steyn DairyGalt, CA 95632$261,011
20Fred Rau Dairy IncFresno, CA 93706$254,346

* 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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