Livestock Subsidies in Dubuque County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,290

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Dubuque County, Iowa totaled $11,885,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Randy M RinikerGuttenberg, IA 52052$793,765
2Michael John HeisterBernard, IA 52032$779,220
3Daniel S PloesslHoly Cross, IA 52053$261,318
4Kevin A PitzNew Vienna, IA 52065$235,843
5Welter Farms Inc *Holy Cross, IA 52053$204,825
6Dave NaumanSherrill, IA 52073$196,289
7Jeffrey G LucasNew Vienna, IA 52065$163,291
8Kurt P SchmittHoly Cross, IA 52053$154,388
9Dan LinkHoly Cross, IA 52053$153,974
10John T ConnollyBernard, IA 52032$151,568
11William L PitzFarley, IA 52046$140,331
12Michael J LaheyDubuque, IA 52001$136,594
13Jeffrey Donald PloesslHoly Cross, IA 52053$130,012
14Mbk Pork IncPeosta, IA 52068$126,478
15David J SchieltzNew Vienna, IA 52065$126,258
16Knuth Farms Inc *Cascade, IA 52033$115,962
17Ronald Joseph WeberFarley, IA 52046$108,869
18Jeffrey C SchmittHoly Cross, IA 52053$92,932
19Michael Raymond SchmittHoly Cross, IA 52053$88,959
20William P Beringer SrCascade, IA 52033$80,025

* 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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