Total Livestock Indemnity Program in California, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,367

Recipients of Total Livestock Indemnity Program from farms in California totaled $35,363,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Livestock Indemnity Program
1995-2020
1Cowifornia Dreamin' Dairy *Chowchilla, CA 93610$342,077
2James R Leonardo Vip Cattle CoLaton, CA 93242$293,660
3Maple Dairy Lp *Bakersfield, CA 93311$234,182
4Kootstra Dairy *Bakersfield, CA 93307$221,983
5Iest Family Farms *Madera, CA 93637$219,851
6West-star North Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$186,813
7June Rise Cattle CoMadera, CA 93639$181,444
8Whiteside Dairy *Wasco, CA 93280$169,173
9Elkhorn Dairy LLC *Visalia, CA 93292$160,000
10T & W Farms *Bakersfield, CA 93311$160,000
11Albert Goyenetche Dairy *Buttonwillow, CA 93206$159,016
12Moiola Bro Cattle Feeders LtdBrawley, CA 92227$156,195
13Capstone Ranch Lp *Madera, CA 93637$155,500
14Double Diamond Dairy & Ranch *El Nido, CA 95317$155,068
15Artesia Dairy Farms *Corcoran, CA 93212$152,926
16Bosman Dairy *Tipton, CA 93272$149,696
17Thommen DairyLos Banos, CA 93635$144,775
18Robinson Calf Ranch *Chino, CA 91708$142,774
19Leonardo Bros Dairy *Laton, CA 93242$131,836
20Tri Iest Dairy *Madera, CA 93637$128,819

* 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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