Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) in Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 14,243

Recipients of Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) from farms in Iowa totaled $334,220,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE)
1H & J Buseman Farms *Belmond, IA 50421$750,716
2A J M Farms *Duncombe, IA 50532$717,014
3Dandyland Farms *Garner, IA 50438$546,471
4I-80 Farms *Colfax, IA 50054$538,337
5Horan Brothers *Manson, IA 50563$508,736
6Carstens & Sons Farm *Bagley, IA 50026$477,234
7Shelton Hay Ag 2019 *Woolstock, IA 50599$412,684
8Kell-agra *Blairsburg, IA 50034$403,310
9Richland Prtsp *Salix, IA 51052$385,775
10Saratoga Partnership *Lime Springs, IA 52155$382,378
11Mike Olk Farms *Rockwell, IA 50469$368,055
12Snb Farm Partnership *Webster City, IA 50595$341,818
13S & S Farms *Pierson, IA 51048$335,477
14Premier Farms *Walker, IA 52352$325,569
15W C Partnership *Story City, IA 50248$296,883
16Brown Farms *Graettinger, IA 51342$294,020
17D & A Frye Partnership *Dows, IA 50071$288,133
18Mersch Farm Partnership *Eagle Grove, IA 50533$282,719
19Jb & Cf Farms *West Branch, IA 52358$276,472
20Fobian Bros *Iowa City, IA 52240$276,054

* 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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