Farm Subsidy information

Clay County, Iowa

Total USDA Subsidies in Clay County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,449

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Clay County, Iowa totaled $407,611,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Toft & Sons Ptr *Spencer, IA 51301$2,520,758
2Jeffry E PearsonEverly, IA 51338$1,755,713
3A & J Mccarty Inc *Linn Grove, IA 51033$1,754,190
4Dejay Farms *Ruthven, IA 51358$1,618,991
5Mugge & Mugge Farms Inc *Arnolds Park, IA 51331$1,606,418
6Keith R KruseEverly, IA 51338$1,505,957
7Allen M SwansonPeterson, IA 51047$1,489,680
8Thiesen Farms Inc *Spencer, IA 51301$1,383,916
9Jensen Farms Inc *Everly, IA 51338$1,357,635
10Gerdeman Ltd *Dickens, IA 51333$1,350,316
11Cedric H WinterboerSpencer, IA 51301$1,319,666
12Sieh Farm Drainage Inc *Spencer, IA 51301$1,304,269
13Jade Farms *Ruthven, IA 51358$1,275,054
14Kent L ChristensenSpencer, IA 51301$1,272,682
15Ronald D ChristensenSpencer, IA 51301$1,271,585
16John P MetcalfDickens, IA 51333$1,253,086
17Fahnlander Farms Inc *Royal, IA 51357$1,244,578
18Richard L AdamsMesa, AZ 85209$1,183,109
19Thomsen Farms Inc *Hartley, IA 51346$1,174,991
20Jb 3-m Inc *Webb, IA 51366$1,167,996

* 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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