Deficiency Payments in Polk County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,033

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Polk County, Iowa totaled $2,954,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Moeckly Farms *Polk City, IA 50226$36,944
2Donald R OwenElkhart, IA 50073$34,760
3Sandridge Farms Co *Carlisle, IA 50047$29,166
4Donald R AlbaughElkhart, IA 50073$26,963
5Speas Farms Inc *Bondurant, IA 50035$26,909
6I-80 Farms Inc *Mitchellville, IA 50169$26,715
7Verle Tufts Trust *Mitchellville, IA 50169$25,709
8Longnecker Farms Inc *Cambridge, IA 50046$24,632
9Abc Partnership *Bondurant, IA 50035$23,978
10Daniel ChristensonGranger, IA 50109$23,936
11Webb Family Farm Inc *Mitchellville, IA 50169$23,894
12Wilbur E Goodhue Inc *Carlisle, IA 50047$23,738
13Douglas J EshelmanAltoona, IA 50009$22,465
14Higginbottom Inc *Maxwell, IA 50161$22,385
15Jack W NolinJohnston, IA 50131$22,360
16A & M Farms Inc *Slater, IA 50244$20,772
17Bill Barnes Incorporated *Bondurant, IA 50035$19,628
18Newby Farms Inc *Bondurant, IA 50035$19,433
19Jon D MillerBondurant, IA 50035$19,181
20Randy R MillerAnkeny, IA 50021$19,142

* 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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