Loan Deficiency Payments in Colorado, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 19,807

Recipients of Loan Deficiency Payments from farms in Colorado totaled $372,390,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Loan Deficiency Payments
1Cure Brothers *Bethune, CO 80805$2,503,099
2Harper Livestock Co *Eaton, CO 80615$1,378,462
3Kramer Feedlot Gp *Holyoke, CO 80734$1,227,558
4Schutte Farms Partnership *Burlington, CO 80807$1,098,604
5Lenz Farms *Holyoke, CO 80734$1,046,688
6Gle-mar *Yuma, CO 80759$888,970
7Penny Ranch Partnership *Burlington, CO 80807$856,528
8Richard Roth Farms *Yuma, CO 80759$754,511
9Mike Roth Farms Ptn *Evergreen, CO 80439$751,980
10Smelker Farms *Kit Carson, CO 80825$746,157
11Suncure Farms *Burlington, CO 80807$686,692
12H2o Farms *Walsh, CO 81090$683,266
13Landmark Farms *Wray, CO 80758$682,363
14Bledsoe Cattle Co *Wray, CO 80758$681,569
15Mark Roth Farms *Yuma, CO 80759$658,114
16Sears Irrigated Farms Inc *Joes, CO 80822$630,669
17Lost Creek Land & Cattle Co *Roggen, CO 80652$626,740
18T L T Brothers Partnership *Sterling, CO 80751$605,831
19Western Lamb Buying Corp *Brighton, CO 80603$602,612
20Bennett Brothers *Holyoke, CO 80734$537,280

* 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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