Wetlands Reserve Program in Illinois, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 71

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in Illinois totaled $1,768,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Ballard Bros IncWhite Hall, IL 62092$119,137
2Theodore HortenstineGays, IL 61928$115,853
3The Nature ConservancyMinneapolis, MN 55415$100,500
4Linda J Adkins 2002 TrustNorth Branch, MN 55056$89,687
5Cliff McmahanWolf Lake, IL 62998$76,281
6Dale K EskerTeutopolis, IL 62467$75,452
7James A MccroryYale, IL 62481$58,027
8Natural Land InstituteRockford, IL 61104$56,524
9Estate Of Billie L CarakerRantoul, IL 61866$56,243
10Greg WoodAnna, IL 62906$52,457
11Roger E GibbarCape Girardeau, MO 63701$47,688
12Gerhardt SchaeferWolf Lake, IL 62998$44,516
13Carroll L CaseyAnna, IL 62906$43,924
14Virginia M MetzgerPlymouth, IL 62367$42,559
15Denny Walton SpannWhite Bluff, TN 37187$42,100
16Joyce G WinchRock Falls, IL 61071$39,966
17Cache 10 Hunt Club LLCTolono, IL 61880$39,473
18Charles E BaityAnna, IL 62906$37,215
19James E NeeleyRamsey, IL 62080$34,000
20Southwind Marsh LLCValmeyer, IL 62295$33,536

* 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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