Total Livestock Indemnity Program in Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,670

Recipients of Total Livestock Indemnity Program from farms in Iowa totaled $17,460,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Livestock Indemnity Program
1Randy M RinikerGuttenberg, IA 52052$767,337
2Michael John HeisterBernard, IA 52032$750,853
3Tim Graber Farms Inc *Wayland, IA 52654$308,155
4Daniel S PloesslHoly Cross, IA 52053$256,654
5Kevin A PitzNew Vienna, IA 52065$232,098
6Van Otegham Dairy *Hartwick, IA 52232$203,596
7Kim C KlopfensteinWinfield, IA 52659$185,875
8Steve A KlopfensteinWinfield, IA 52659$185,875
9Dave NaumanSherrill, IA 52073$184,961
10Welter Farms Inc *Holy Cross, IA 52053$157,327
11G & G Livestock *Dunlap, IA 51529$146,842
12Doring Corp. *Preston, IA 52069$142,500
13John T ConnollyBernard, IA 52032$142,253
14Kurt P SchmittHoly Cross, IA 52053$141,689
15Michael J LaheyDubuque, IA 52001$135,208
16Cline Inc.West Liberty, IA 52776$131,534
17Achen Farms Inc *Mt Pleasant, IA 52641$131,430
18William L PitzFarley, IA 52046$127,412
19Jeffrey Donald PloesslHoly Cross, IA 52053$125,348
20Jacob R MeisterLake View, IA 51450$112,183

* 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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