Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Polk County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,618

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Polk County, Iowa totaled $143,707,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Johnson Bros Of Ankeny Ltd *Ankeny, IA 50023$1,768,746
2Longnecker Farms Inc *Cambridge, IA 50046$1,551,462
3Sandridge Farms Co *Carlisle, IA 50047$1,526,151
4Speas Farms Inc *Bondurant, IA 50035$1,308,645
5A & M Farms Inc *Slater, IA 50244$1,272,736
6I-80 Farms Inc *Mitchellville, IA 50169$1,260,621
7John George JensenAnkeny, IA 50021$1,227,545
8Alleman Farms Inc *Slater, IA 50244$1,162,724
9Kenneth D LundPolk City, IA 50226$1,151,622
10Bill Barnes Incorporated *Bondurant, IA 50035$1,150,252
11Donald R OwenElkhart, IA 50073$1,085,998
12Wilbur E Goodhue Inc *Carlisle, IA 50047$1,074,870
13Moeckly Farms *Polk City, IA 50226$1,054,738
14Kimberley Farms Inc *Maxwell, IA 50161$1,051,033
15Douglas J EshelmanAltoona, IA 50009$964,274
16Daniel ChristensonGranger, IA 50109$951,039
17Arthur L ChurchillMitchellville, IA 50169$937,475
18Steven Wayne HollandElkhart, IA 50073$933,058
19Michael S ChristensonJohnston, IA 50131$910,611
20Harmon Farms Ltd *Ankeny, IA 50023$906,193

* 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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