Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Porter County, Indiana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,250

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Porter County, Indiana totaled $109,430,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Johnson Bros *Valparaiso, IN 46383$1,578,203
2Hap Farms Inc *Hebron, IN 46341$1,554,337
3John A TofteValparaiso, IN 46383$1,462,169
4Lee I Peterson Family Farms Inc *Valparaiso, IN 46385$1,425,394
5Joseph C BuerglerHobart, IN 46342$1,368,188
6Keith E MeyersChesterton, IN 46304$1,243,612
7Mark MaxwellValparaiso, IN 46383$1,205,169
8Clarence Case WeinkauffValparaiso, IN 46383$1,088,867
9Wittmer Farms Inc *Kouts, IN 46347$1,078,332
10Marty GoodValparaiso, IN 46383$1,021,845
11Wyckoff Hybrids *Valparaiso, IN 46383$1,015,903
12Farm & Feeders Inc *Demotte, IN 46310$945,280
13Keith FreyenbergerKouts, IN 46347$933,325
14Jan MeyersChesterton, IN 46304$912,482
15Robert M SandsValparaiso, IN 46385$905,843
16Kimberly E MaxwellValparaiso, IN 46383$896,473
17Lane Farms *Kouts, IN 46347$880,022
18John M DuttlingerKouts, IN 46347$852,191
19Kerry DeyoungHebron, IN 46341$845,035
20Randy WittmerValparaiso, IN 46383$819,247

* 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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