Soybean Subsidies in Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 148,861

Recipients of Soybean Subsidies from farms in Iowa totaled $5,960,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Soybean Subsidies
1Kruger Farms Inc *Dike, IA 50624$1,562,320
2Greenview Farms *De Witt, IA 52742$1,132,425
3Doug Studer Farms *Britt, IA 50423$951,945
4Pinicon Farm *Mc Intire, IA 50455$886,730
5H & J Buseman Farms *Belmond, IA 50421$884,413
6Vierkandt Farms *Alden, IA 50006$818,901
7A J M Farms *Duncombe, IA 50532$777,475
8Hackwell Bros *Exira, IA 50076$777,192
9Stanek Brothers Ptnp *Fort Dodge, IA 50501$777,177
10Haveman Family Farm Ptn *Whiting, IA 51063$743,366
11Glassmaker Bros *Cleghorn, IA 51014$726,703
12S & S Farms *Pierson, IA 51048$699,756
13Leonard Broulik & Sons *Mount Vernon, IA 52314$695,526
14Shelton Hay Ag 2019 *Woolstock, IA 50599$688,680
15Cranston Bros Joint Venture *Ida Grove, IA 51445$673,161
16Saratoga Partnership *Lime Springs, IA 52155$672,750
17Iowa Plains Farms *Lake View, IA 51450$666,391
18Dandyland Farms *Garner, IA 50438$657,242
19Empire Land & Cattle II *Dunlap, IA 51529$637,836
20Benshoof Farms Partnership *Winterset, IA 50273$633,681

* 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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