Corn Subsidies in Black Hawk County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,151

Recipients of Corn Subsidies from farms in Black Hawk County, Iowa totaled $226,348,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Corn Subsidies
1Willard R Frost Trust AgreementWaterloo, IA 50703$1,242,241
2Rousselow Bros Farms Inc *Waterloo, IA 50701$1,220,571
3Anton Farms Inc *La Porte City, IA 50651$1,165,580
4Thomas SchneiderWaterloo, IA 50701$1,149,068
5Hollis Farms Inc *Waterloo, IA 50701$1,122,702
6Barlee Farms Ltd *Waterloo, IA 50701$1,102,014
7Lanehaven Farms Inc *Waterloo, IA 50701$1,088,199
8Grady Farms Dairy Inc *Waterloo, IA 50701$1,053,854
9K & O Farms Inc *Hudson, IA 50643$1,020,674
10Mark E KnudsenJesup, IA 50648$978,713
11Brad C RennerNew Hartford, IA 50660$961,719
12Isley Farm Inc *Cedar Falls, IA 50613$958,830
13Tall Pine Farms Inc *Dunkerton, IA 50626$942,370
14Fruchtenicht & Fruchtenicht *Cedar Falls, IA 50613$919,871
15The Frank L Wyatt & Sons Farms Co *Hudson, IA 50643$916,363
16Schares Brothers *La Porte City, IA 50651$891,903
17Harold SorensenCedar Falls, IA 50613$891,225
18Meinhart Farms Inc *Hudson, IA 50643$888,740
19Hamer Farms Inc *Traer, IA 50675$887,358
20Riensche Farms Inc *Jesup, IA 50648$884,551

* 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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