Wetlands Reserve Program in Fayette County, Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 16 of 16

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in Fayette County, Illinois totaled $365,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Theodore HortenstineGays, IL 61928$115,853
2Dale K EskerTeutopolis, IL 62467$75,452
3James E NeeleyRamsey, IL 62080$34,000
4M & M PropertyVandalia, IL 62471$21,087
5Robert C McbrideHazelwood, MO 63042$18,861
6Larry DavisNew Baden, IL 62265$12,786
7Michael P Thacker Rev TrWalnut, IL 61376$12,280
8Keith A StorckFarina, IL 62838$11,644
9Clarence D RickeBingham, IL 62011$11,552
10Stanley CarterRaymond, IL 62560$11,335
11Steve CimarolliEdwardsville, IL 62025$10,420
12Larry M RicheyGranite City, IL 62040$9,397
13Carter HillFillmore, IL 62032$9,157
14Barry BussoneSpringfield, IL 62702$7,956
15Jeff ElderBelleville, IL 62220$2,440
16Dorothy M DotyCowden, IL 62422$676

* 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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