Total Market Facilitation Program in Cook County, Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 12 of 12

Recipients of Total Market Facilitation Program from farms in Cook County, Illinois totaled $555,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Market Facilitation Program
1Rietveld Brothers *Crete, IL 60417$170,936
2Southern Investment Properties InPeotone, IL 60468$119,407
3James T BrandauManhattan, IL 60442$97,482
4Timothy H StuenkelAurora, IL 60506$44,180
5Stuenkel Farms *Monee, IL 60449$35,048
6Theodore Van MilliganLynwood, IL 60411$35,027
7Big John's Farm Market IncChicago Heights, IL 60411$26,070
8Barbara L StegeMatteson, IL 60443$24,790
9David RinkMokena, IL 60448$881
10George GeorgiouOrland Park, IL 60462$839
11Charles Joseph Petrak Sr EstateTinley Park, IL 60477$299
12Paul DeboerCrete, IL 60417$288

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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