Farm Subsidy information

Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Total Subsidies in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,908

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa totaled $482,526,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Dandyland FarmsGarner, IA 50438$4,735,571
2Mc Donough Brothers PartnershipMason City, IA 50401$2,553,793
3Behr Family Farm PartnershipRockwell, IA 50469$1,762,602
4Edward J CaspersSwaledale, IA 50477$1,714,379
5J Fritz Farms IncMason City, IA 50401$1,712,214
6Mark R BrownMason City, IA 50401$1,710,892
7Bradley WatsonClear Lake, IA 50428$1,684,813
8Bruns BrothersFertile, IA 50434$1,662,710
9Mark F JohnsonClear Lake, IA 50428$1,647,619
10Mike Olk FarmsRockwell, IA 50469$1,629,070
11Thomas C AshlandClear Lake, IA 50428$1,579,624
12Ronald E KuhlemeierMason City, IA 50401$1,560,734
13William R CaspersSwaledale, IA 50477$1,539,683
14Bradley K OeltjenbrunClear Lake, IA 50428$1,532,305
15Lage Land & Livestock CoClear Lake, IA 50428$1,526,965
16Busch Grain Farms LtdRockford, IA 50468$1,474,107
17Gary S FrahmClear Lake, IA 50428$1,474,039
18Buseman Farms IncRockford, IA 50468$1,462,757
19Sandra K Whitt Revocable TrustMason City, IA 50401$1,436,762
20Marcus SpottsNora Springs, IA 50458$1,412,642

* 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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