Total Direct Payments in Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 170,796

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Illinois totaled $4,576,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Schlicht Farms Enterprises *Pleasant Plains, IL 62677$2,852,469
2Abk Co *Easton, IL 62633$2,121,355
3Sam Beetz & Sons *Mendota, IL 61342$1,970,162
4Moody Farms Partnership *Paris, IL 61944$1,626,725
5Sauk Valley Farms *Dixon, IL 61021$1,617,437
6Rubenacker Farms *Dahlgren, IL 62828$1,532,489
7Lee Farms General Ptr *Paxton, IL 60957$1,497,943
8Rlg Farms *Oregon, IL 61061$1,488,579
9Dunteman Grain Farms Partnership *Kaneville, IL 60144$1,456,063
10Gingerich Farms *Lovington, IL 61937$1,431,600
11Pat Scates & Sons *Shawneetown, IL 62984$1,384,499
12Harbach Family Partnership *Warren, IL 61087$1,377,218
13D Dowson Fms *Pawnee, IL 62558$1,327,477
14Herrmann Farms *Hinckley, IL 60520$1,317,062
15Howard Bros Farms *Junction, IL 62954$1,292,965
16L & B Bols Farms *Minooka, IL 60447$1,272,874
17Boehm Farms *Carlinville, IL 62626$1,225,747
18Agricultural Services Company *De Land, IL 61839$1,217,241
19Walker Place *Danville, IL 61832$1,201,100
20M & R Farms *Dixon, IL 61021$1,188,504

* 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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