Corn Subsidies in Illinois, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 48,162

Recipients of Corn Subsidies from farms in Illinois totaled $283,856,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Corn Subsidies
1Prairieland FarmsDivernon, IL 62530$252,094
2Darrel Lee ThomaSpringfield, IL 62711$233,475
3J C Dowson Inc *Divernon, IL 62530$213,624
4John C DowsonDivernon, IL 62530$196,384
5Dunteman Grain Farms Partnership *Kaneville, IL 60144$185,108
6Rubenacker Farms *Dahlgren, IL 62828$175,879
7John Dowson Inc *Divernon, IL 62530$169,758
8Campbell Farms *Carmi, IL 62821$145,399
9Porcine Farms LLC *Galesburg, IL 61401$124,890
10Bigham Farms *Vergennes, IL 62994$106,269
11Steve Kincaid Farms, LLCLouisville, IL 62858$100,547
12Jenks Family Farms *Monmouth, IL 61462$96,206
13Townline Farms Inc *Morton, IL 61550$84,192
14Ridge Prairie Farms Inc *Caseyville, IL 62232$79,555
15Trevar M VasquezChester, IL 62233$78,700
16J & G Enterprises Inc *Addieville, IL 62214$78,676
17Harvel Farms Inc *Clay City, IL 62824$76,433
18John Joseph DowsonDivernon, IL 62530$76,354
19Gjs Farms *Columbia, IL 62236$76,349
20Dale E CailteuxClay City, IL 62824$73,571

* 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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