Total Livestock Indemnity Program in Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 174

Recipients of Total Livestock Indemnity Program from farms in Illinois totaled $1,390,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Livestock Indemnity Program
1Mike MengesDanville, IL 61834$71,785
2Bennie L KlebbaMount Vernon, IL 62864$58,730
3Poults Plus Inc *Chrisman, IL 61924$57,974
4Fay-bla-mar Farm, Inc *Oakdale, IL 62268$47,881
5Michael F NetemeyerKeyesport, IL 62253$43,835
6Wlg FarmsMilford, IL 60953$43,663
7Heritage Swine Genetics LLC *Clinton, WI 53525$40,171
8Passport Pig CompanyNoble, IL 62868$38,392
9Brian BookBreese, IL 62230$38,095
10Ronald E ThompsonCanton, IL 61520$33,580
11Karen M WatsonDekalb, IL 60115$29,521
12Forrest Farms, Inc *Strawn, IL 61775$28,072
13Lester HuelsCarlyle, IL 62231$26,169
14Christopher J FriedersSandwich, IL 60548$24,038
15Rodney K SeatonHerrick, IL 62431$24,006
16John C FriedersSandwich, IL 60548$23,977
17Anthony Bernard BrummerDieterich, IL 62424$23,109
18Dutch Marie Dairy Inc *Oakdale, IL 62268$22,942
19Ralph R BertelsenAlexis, IL 61412$21,627
20Brian W BertelsenAlexis, IL 61412$21,627

* 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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