Total Agricultural Risk Coverage in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 860

Recipients of Total Agricultural Risk Coverage from farms in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa totaled $25,613,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Agricultural Risk Coverage
1Dandyland Farms *Garner, IA 50438$612,480
2Pla-ground Family Farms *Alexander, IA 50420$436,371
3Behr Family Farm Partnership *Rockwell, IA 50469$338,583
4Mike Olk Farms *Rockwell, IA 50469$334,243
5Mc Donough Brothers Partnership *Mason City, IA 50401$211,831
6Mark F JohnsonClear Lake, IA 50428$201,556
7Jeremy L JohnsonMason City, IA 50401$192,084
8J B Farms A General PartnershipClear Lake, IA 50428$177,492
9Thomas C AshlandClear Lake, IA 50428$170,903
10Chrishel Inc *Dougherty, IA 50433$167,061
11Shelle StaudtDougherty, IA 50433$167,061
12Steven WendelMason City, IA 50401$163,191
13Bruns Brothers *Fertile, IA 50434$162,912
14Sandra K Whitt Revocable TrustMason City, IA 50401$152,236
15Charles R Whitt Revocable TrustMason City, IA 50401$147,065
16Grove Grain LLC *Clear Lake, IA 50428$145,872
17J Fritz Farms Inc *Mason City, IA 50401$145,095
18Jorgensen Farms Inc *Thornton, IA 50479$134,609
19William R CaspersSwaledale, IA 50477$132,580
20Marcus SpottsNora Springs, IA 50458$131,925

* 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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