Emergency Conservation Program in Illinois, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,714

Recipients of Emergency Conservation Program from farms in Illinois totaled $11,345,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation Program
1V & R FarmsVincennes, IN 47591$442,970
2G&s FarmsLawrenceville, IL 62439$218,863
3Keller Grain & Livestock IncWillow Hill, IL 62480$201,303
4Michael Eugene LockhartLawrenceville, IL 62439$200,000
5Riverside Grange IncQuincy, IL 62305$200,000
6John Richardson Thompson VLawrenceville, IL 62439$197,870
7Earl Ford Farms IncCarman, IL 61425$187,910
8Richard B Spangler Rev TrustSmithfield, IL 61477$158,483
9Copp FarmsLawrenceville, IL 62439$142,425
10Louis VennardFlat Rock, IL 62427$128,642
11Chad AndrewsLawrenceville, IL 62439$120,656
12Eric E SeitzingerLawrenceville, IL 62439$111,864
13Jean GilmanFieldon, IL 62031$101,382
14Matthew HockingMount Carmel, IL 62863$90,218
15Sandra Lynn ThompsonLawrenceville, IL 62439$81,620
16Adwell CorporationJacksonville, IL 62650$80,524
17R S AlblingerSainte Marie, IL 62459$76,605
18Michael L LumppTallula, IL 62688$75,896
19John Vance Seitzinger Revocable TLawrenceville, IL 62439$69,264
20Joe Di GiovannaAthens, IL 62613$66,508

* 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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