Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 218,751

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Iowa totaled $21,961,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$6,938,898
2Doug Studer Farms *Britt, IA 50423$6,912,455
3H & J Buseman Farms *Belmond, IA 50421$6,393,928
4Greenview Farms *De Witt, IA 52742$6,019,944
5Vierkandt Farms *Alden, IA 50006$5,543,550
6Agrifund LLC **Lubbock, TX 79423$5,510,222
7I-80 Farms *Colfax, IA 50054$5,114,801
8Dandyland Farms *Garner, IA 50438$4,835,176
9Pinicon Farm *Mc Intire, IA 50455$4,479,192
10Kruger Farms Inc *Dike, IA 50624$4,219,488
11Empire Land & Cattle II *Dunlap, IA 51529$4,166,188
12A J M Farms *Duncombe, IA 50532$4,080,436
13Titan SwineIreton, IA 51027$3,941,270
14Hackwell Bros *Exira, IA 50076$3,853,292
15Cranston Bros Joint Venture *Ida Grove, IA 51445$3,830,329
16Hunter Farms *Jefferson, IA 50129$3,825,107
17Beeck Farms *Denison, IA 51442$3,805,876
18Fobian Bros *Iowa City, IA 52240$3,777,878
19Burco Farms Partnership *Independence, IA 50644$3,639,733
20Pilling Farms Partnership *Carson, IA 51525$3,527,416

* 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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