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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,004

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Clay County, Iowa totaled $277,099,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Toft & Sons Ptr *Spencer, IA 51301$2,464,908
2A & J Mccarty Inc *Linn Grove, IA 51033$1,596,530
3Dejay Farms *Ruthven, IA 51358$1,595,985
4Mugge & Mugge Farms Inc *Arnolds Park, IA 51331$1,536,912
5Jeffry E PearsonEverly, IA 51338$1,506,097
6Keith R KruseEverly, IA 51338$1,505,100
7Allen M SwansonPeterson, IA 51047$1,379,796
8Gerdeman Ltd *Dickens, IA 51333$1,350,316
9Thiesen Farms Inc *Spencer, IA 51301$1,344,057
10Jensen Farms Inc *Everly, IA 51338$1,298,864
11Kent L ChristensenSpencer, IA 51301$1,253,848
12Jade Farms *Ruthven, IA 51358$1,253,175
13Ronald D ChristensenSpencer, IA 51301$1,252,751
14John P MetcalfDickens, IA 51333$1,249,942
15Fahnlander Farms Inc *Royal, IA 51357$1,210,972
16Sieh Farm Drainage Inc *Spencer, IA 51301$1,189,737
17Cedric H WinterboerSpencer, IA 51301$1,182,524
18Thomsen Farms Inc *Hartley, IA 51346$1,156,933
19Jb 3-m Inc *Webb, IA 51366$1,150,597
20The Gross Farms Corp *Royal, IA 51357$1,112,162

* 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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