Livestock Subsidies in Hamilton County, Iowa, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 19 of 19

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Hamilton County, Iowa totaled $993,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Merlyn J HeglandEllsworth, IA 50075$250,000
2Gourley Bros L C *Webster City, IA 50595$250,000
3Westrum Farms Inc *Stratford, IA 50249$125,000
4Gourley Premium Pork, L.c.Webster City, IA 50595$76,288
5Gordon Farms Inc *Webster City, IA 50595$73,062
6Ose Family Farms LLC *Blairsburg, IA 50034$65,860
7Cherry Lane Turkey Farm LtdEllsworth, IA 50075$49,472
8Tod S DoolittleWebster City, IA 50595$28,001
9Liberty Turkey Farms LcEllsworth, IA 50075$25,599
10Scott Weldon TapperWebster City, IA 50595$13,200
11Travis David FlahertyStratford, IA 50249$9,941
12Hill And Thompson Farm Ptn *Ellsworth, IA 50075$9,099
13Daniel OstremStratford, IA 50249$5,156
14John Roger VolkmannJewell, IA 50130$4,860
15Gary Glen JohnsonStory City, IA 50248$2,780
16Richard W HeerenStanhope, IA 50246$1,856
17Nutrient Solutions Inc *Webster City, IA 50595$875
18Mike RobertsonWebster City, IA 50595$776
19Tom BrekkeBoone, IA 50036$759

* 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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