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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 139

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Hamilton County, Iowa totaled $2,255,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Gourley Bros L C *Webster City, IA 50595$388,501
2Merlyn J HeglandEllsworth, IA 50075$375,000
3Westrum Farms Inc *Stratford, IA 50249$187,418
4Gourley Premium Pork, L.c.Webster City, IA 50595$177,324
5Dennis WeisWebster City, IA 50595$100,000
6Ellsworth Turkey Lc *Ellsworth, IA 50075$100,000
7Gordon Farms Inc *Webster City, IA 50595$97,416
8Ose Family Farms LLC *Blairsburg, IA 50034$87,813
9Tod S DoolittleWebster City, IA 50595$68,590
10Scott Weldon TapperWebster City, IA 50595$53,696
11Cherry Lane Turkey Farm LtdEllsworth, IA 50075$49,472
12Larson Turkey Farms Inc *Ellsworth, IA 50075$39,516
13Hill And Thompson Farm Ptn *Ellsworth, IA 50075$35,953
14Hill Turkey Lc *Ellsworth, IA 50075$27,206
15Liberty Turkey Farms LcEllsworth, IA 50075$25,599
16Nathan HillEllsworth, IA 50075$23,232
17Circle Hill Farms *Ellsworth, IA 50075$18,967
18Evans Bros *Ellsworth, IA 50075$13,846
19Travis David FlahertyStratford, IA 50249$13,255
20Lucky SmothermanWebster City, IA 50595$12,061

* 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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