Farm Subsidy information


Total Subsidies in Illinois, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 315,107

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Illinois totaled $32,722,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Pat Scates & SonsShawneetown, IL 62984$11,505,418
2Sam Beetz & SonsMendota, IL 61342$9,033,361
3Harbach Family PartnershipWarren, IL 61087$8,889,245
4Rubenacker FarmsDahlgren, IL 62828$8,649,063
5Schlicht Farms EnterprisesPleasant Plains, IL 62677$7,646,524
6Gingerich FarmsLovington, IL 61937$7,334,804
7Agrifund LLC **Amarillo, TX 79106$7,142,244
8Mtr FarmsWaterman, IL 60556$6,977,010
9Jenks Family FarmsMonmouth, IL 61462$6,917,382
10Rlg FarmsOregon, IL 61061$6,825,561
11Howard Bros FarmsJunction, IL 62954$6,748,784
12Sauk Valley FarmsDixon, IL 61021$6,643,908
13Moody Farms PartnershipParis, IL 61944$6,613,839
14Abk CoEaston, IL 62633$6,574,276
15Herrmann FarmsHinckley, IL 60520$6,568,792
16Bigham FarmsVergennes, IL 62994$6,238,220
17Inness Farm R & RGalesburg, IL 61401$6,160,825
18Campbell FarmsCarmi, IL 62821$6,092,010
19Thomas Brothers PartnershipMcleansboro, IL 62859$6,067,816
20J P Faivre PartnershipDekalb, IL 60115$6,024,528

* 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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