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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,592

Recipients of Soybean Subsidies from farms in Mercer County, Illinois totaled $64,698,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Soybean Subsidies
1Close Farms *Reynolds, IL 61279$365,702
2Neeld Farms Inc *New Boston, IL 61272$352,640
3Thomas A BischoffNew Windsor, IL 61465$302,002
4Deblock Farms Inc *Viola, IL 61486$285,126
5Kirk SimsNew Windsor, IL 61465$281,009
6Staker's Acres Inc *Aledo, IL 61231$280,277
7Richard E SimpsonAlexis, IL 61412$271,185
8Toby E SpiveyNew Windsor, IL 61465$253,402
9Randy C MarstonJoy, IL 61260$252,544
10Allan J AdamsNew Windsor, IL 61465$242,507
11Matthew E FriedenJoy, IL 61260$240,510
12Janet A SimpsonAlexis, IL 61412$232,788
13Brian D MillsNew Boston, IL 61272$231,812
14Browns Forest Home Farms Inc *Aledo, IL 61231$229,849
15Wayne Walter FranckAledo, IL 61231$223,026
16William B Hofmann JrAledo, IL 61231$222,048
17James L ChildsAledo, IL 61231$221,130
18Jeff R HankAledo, IL 61231$219,269
19Kirk & Sharon Sims Joint VentureNew Windsor, IL 61465$215,004
20Kenneth L Reinhardt Revocable TruSeaton, IL 61476$214,297

* 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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