Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 269,822

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Illinois totaled $19,634,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Pat Scates & Sons *Shawneetown, IL 62984$8,908,683
2Sam Beetz & Sons *Mendota, IL 61342$7,601,317
3Harbach Family Partnership *Warren, IL 61087$7,417,215
4Rubenacker Farms *Dahlgren, IL 62828$6,977,236
5Sauk Valley Farms *Dixon, IL 61021$6,489,052
6Gingerich Farms *Lovington, IL 61937$6,353,086
7Schlicht Farms Enterprises *Pleasant Plains, IL 62677$6,045,289
8Dunteman Grain Farms Partnership *Kaneville, IL 60144$5,992,709
9Howard Bros Farms *Junction, IL 62954$5,825,336
10Rlg Farms *Oregon, IL 61061$5,653,199
11J P Faivre Partnership *Dekalb, IL 60115$5,509,024
12M & R Farms *Dixon, IL 61021$5,446,576
13Moody Farms Partnership *Paris, IL 61944$5,332,944
14Thomas Brothers Partnership *Mc Leansboro, IL 62859$5,312,239
15Walker Place *Danville, IL 61832$5,238,849
16Hartmann Enterprises *Maple Park, IL 60151$5,052,384
17D Dowson Fms *Pawnee, IL 62558$5,037,867
18Koeller Farms *New Canton, IL 62356$5,009,155
19Inness Farm R & R *Galesburg, IL 61401$4,980,529
20Mtr Farms *Waterman, IL 60556$4,973,339

* 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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