Dairy Program Subsidies in Dickinson County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 10 of 10

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Dickinson County, Iowa totaled $390,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Jones Dairy L C *Spencer, IA 51301$338,526
2Craig M SchmelingEverly, IA 51338$20,595
3D & R Dairy Inc *Spirit Lake, IA 51360$19,782
4Lorene Hoffman Trust *Lake Park, IA 51347$6,035
5Dreeszen DairySpirit Lake, IA 51360$2,073
6Patrick J JonesSpencer, IA 51301$1,960
7Farm Services Agency **Sibley, IA 51249$899
8Donald McclainMilford, IA 51351$201
9John W BoettcherSpirit Lake, IA 51360$132
10T H Lambertus JrMilford, IA 51351$8

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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