Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Illinois, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 64,715

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Illinois totaled $836,738,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
2018
1Rubenacker Farms *Dahlgren, IL 62828$865,082
2Gingerich Farms *Lovington, IL 61937$750,693
3Heritage Family Farms *Arthur, IL 61911$738,694
4Bigham Farms *Vergennes, IL 62994$610,034
5Woodrow Farms Partnership *Springerton, IL 62887$598,686
6Jenks Family Farms *Monmouth, IL 61462$596,236
7Pat Scates & Sons *Shawneetown, IL 62984$569,462
8Holmes Farms GpNew Holland, IL 62671$531,515
9Rex Steffes FarmsManhattan, IL 60442$497,803
10Dambacher Farms Partnership *Virden, IL 62690$474,934
11York Farms General Partnership *Jacksonville, IL 62650$464,566
12Frontier Farms *De Land, IL 61839$458,918
13Abk Co *Easton, IL 62633$446,077
14R D J Thomas Farms *Mc Leansboro, IL 62859$440,646
15Special K Hog Farm *Chenoa, IL 61726$426,443
16Wood Family Partnership *Raymond, IL 62560$404,351
17Carroll Family Farms PartnershipCarthage, IL 62321$404,259
18Thomas Brothers Partnership *Mc Leansboro, IL 62859$399,296
19Dawson Farms General Ptrp *Decatur, IL 62521$397,456
20Funk's Farms *Elkville, IL 62932$386,800

* 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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