Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Buchanan County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,673

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Buchanan County, Iowa totaled $300,710,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Burco Farms Partnership *Independence, IA 50644$2,844,091
2Carson & Barron Farms Inc *Rowley, IA 52329$1,828,190
3Kevin L KaufmanFairbank, IA 50629$1,769,532
4J Charles GroverRowley, IA 52329$1,633,156
5Robin L GroverRowley, IA 52329$1,633,141
6Cook Brothers Ltd *Winthrop, IA 50682$1,544,330
7Rick J CrawfordIndependence, IA 50644$1,429,622
8Murley Partners *Aurora, IA 50607$1,320,421
9Bowden Investment Company Lp *Winthrop, IA 50682$1,304,091
10James S OrrRowley, IA 52329$1,291,320
11Keith A SmithIndependence, IA 50644$1,290,342
12Robert J ThomaIndependence, IA 50644$1,290,134
13Wierck Farms Ltd *Fairbank, IA 50629$1,284,723
14John E FrancoisWinthrop, IA 50682$1,272,759
15Gary G CrawfordIndependence, IA 50644$1,238,906
16David J MillerWalker, IA 52352$1,220,945
17John J CrockManchester, IA 52057$1,197,629
18Benjamin R RienscheJesup, IA 50648$1,168,197
19Michael J HoganWinthrop, IA 50682$1,167,306
20Donald Cook Ltd *Lamont, IA 50650$1,147,626

* 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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