Sorghum Subsidies in Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 30,864

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in Illinois totaled $101,810,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1Christian F KargAva, IL 62907$292,911
2Heins Farms Inc *Rockwood, IL 62280$286,150
3Joe M MorrisMc Leansboro, IL 62859$259,444
4Vic's Villa Farms *Waterloo, IL 62298$250,516
5Long Prairie Partnership *Benton, IL 62812$239,364
6Mark August AbertNew Douglas, IL 62074$226,089
7Devries Farm Inc *New Douglas, IL 62074$218,362
8Steven W CoyDahlgren, IL 62828$205,501
9Carl K KargGorham, IL 62940$203,873
10Gary KniepmannPierron, IL 62273$203,026
11Benny OwensMounds, IL 62964$202,821
12Melvin WebbDahlgren, IL 62828$176,528
13Joe BluntSandoval, IL 62882$173,415
14Mckinzie Farms Inc *Albion, IL 62806$173,223
15Allen PittmanClay City, IL 62824$170,677
16Charles Mitroka JrRoyalton, IL 62983$169,061
17Heins Delete *Rockwood, IL 62280$167,911
18Stephen AustinSaint Elmo, IL 62458$165,042
19Henshaw Brothers *Shawneetown, IL 62984$162,637
20Ronald L TischhauserGreenville, IL 62246$161,927

* 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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