Wheat Subsidies in Porter County, Indiana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 627

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Porter County, Indiana totaled $3,185,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Dale GraeberValparaiso, IN 46385$81,281
2Johnson Bros *Valparaiso, IN 46383$72,526
3Lee I Peterson Family Farms Inc *Valparaiso, IN 46385$67,612
4Joseph C BuerglerHobart, IN 46342$59,609
5Robert WalterValparaiso, IN 46383$55,725
6Robert M SandsValparaiso, IN 46385$53,186
7Randy WittmerValparaiso, IN 46383$48,854
8Jack GraeberHebron, IN 46341$44,943
9Wayne HerlitzValparaiso, IN 46385$40,408
10Rodger D Popplewell JrUnion Mills, IN 46382$40,055
11Mary Alice Dolhover Trust - MaryValparaiso, IN 46385$39,026
12Phyllis ReifValparaiso, IN 46383$38,165
13Joseph H Buergler EstateHobart, IN 46342$38,093
14Roger ClarkHebron, IN 46341$35,239
15Warren L GreerHobart, IN 46342$34,416
16Edward WolfeHebron, IN 46341$34,409
17John A TofteValparaiso, IN 46383$34,399
18Byron Ed RugeValparaiso, IN 46385$32,241
19Neil PalmerMerrillville, IN 46410$31,915
20Mark BairdValparaiso, IN 46385$30,468

* 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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