Corn Subsidies in Mercer County, Illinois, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,987

Recipients of Corn Subsidies from farms in Mercer County, Illinois totaled $224,239,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Corn Subsidies
1Close Farms *Reynolds, IL 61279$1,746,037
2Randy N MorrisonJoy, IL 61260$1,227,195
3Wolfe & Co *Saint Petersburg, FL 33701$1,198,078
4Kirk SimsNew Windsor, IL 61465$1,144,193
5Stanley T Harrison Revocable TrusAledo, IL 61231$1,125,567
6Neeld Farms Inc *New Boston, IL 61272$1,040,341
7Glen A NelsonJoy, IL 61260$1,005,090
8Michael D PetersonAledo, IL 61231$1,002,355
9Brian D MillsNew Boston, IL 61272$991,102
10Deblock Farms Inc *Viola, IL 61486$984,758
11Douglas C MccawAledo, IL 61231$975,060
12Young Farms *Viola, IL 61486$936,222
13Sharon SimsNew Windsor, IL 61465$926,496
14Randy C MarstonJoy, IL 61260$923,629
15Browns Forest Home Farms Inc *Aledo, IL 61231$912,111
16Staker's Acres Inc *Aledo, IL 61231$910,422
17Bill E FriedenAledo, IL 61231$897,086
18Bradley W FriedenAledo, IL 61231$893,857
19Kelly M FriedenAledo, IL 61231$889,508
20Longley Farms Inc *Aledo, IL 61231$886,264

* 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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