Farm Subsidy information


Total Subsidies in Illinois, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 322,867

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Illinois totaled $34,712,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Pat Scates & SonsShawneetown, IL 62984$11,618,503
2Sam Beetz & SonsMendota, IL 61342$9,033,985
3Harbach Family PartnershipWarren, IL 61087$8,925,148
4Rubenacker FarmsDahlgren, IL 62828$8,710,350
5Jenks Family FarmsMonmouth, IL 61462$8,591,432
6Schlicht Farms EnterprisesPleasant Plains, IL 62677$7,926,319
7Gingerich FarmsLovington, IL 61937$7,427,700
8Herrmann FarmsHinckley, IL 60520$7,198,765
9Agrifund LLC **Amarillo, TX 79106$7,168,554
10Mtr FarmsWaterman, IL 60556$6,981,466
11Howard Bros FarmsJunction, IL 62954$6,857,019
12Rlg FarmsOregon, IL 61061$6,833,308
13Abk CoEaston, IL 62633$6,804,728
14Sauk Valley FarmsDixon, IL 61021$6,643,908
15Moody Farms PartnershipParis, IL 61944$6,613,839
16Inness Farm R & RGalesburg, IL 61401$6,322,948
17Bigham FarmsVergennes, IL 62994$6,243,620
18J P Faivre PartnershipDekalb, IL 60115$6,200,434
19Campbell FarmsCarmi, IL 62821$6,097,375
20Thomas Brothers PartnershipMcleansboro, IL 62859$6,068,244

* 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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