Livestock Subsidies in Stephenson County, Illinois, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 12 of 12

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Stephenson County, Illinois totaled $502,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1High Plains Pork Inc *Winslow, IL 61089$125,000
2Sheffey Farms Inc *Pearl City, IL 61062$119,528
3Prophetstown Pork LLCFreeport, IL 61032$67,175
4Gilt Edge Farms LLCFreeport, IL 61032$51,024
5Glory Be Pork Inc *Rock City, IL 61070$31,960
6R W T Farm Inc *Orangeville, IL 61060$30,800
7Moll Hog Farm *Freeport, IL 61032$22,720
8Chet BrinkmeierPearl City, IL 61062$15,920
9Thomas A FlackShannon, IL 61078$14,032
10Robert J KepnerLena, IL 61048$13,056
11George W KepnerLena, IL 61048$7,384
12Chad S BickerLena, IL 61048$3,248

* 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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