Farm Subsidy information

Shelby County, Iowa

Total USDA Subsidies in Shelby County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,165

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Shelby County, Iowa totaled $411,885,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Chipman Farms Ltd *Harlan, IA 51537$2,133,786
2Loess Hills Inc *Panama, IA 51562$1,652,540
3Kcpj Inc *Panama, IA 51562$1,581,106
4Valerian SchmitzHarlan, IA 51537$1,470,448
5Reinig, Inc. *Portsmouth, IA 51565$1,439,380
6Schechinger Farms Inc *Harlan, IA 51537$1,363,613
7Garry E BlumHarlan, IA 51537$1,265,028
8Reinig Farms Corp *Portsmouth, IA 51565$1,220,524
9Robert J Arkfeld SrDefiance, IA 51527$1,216,987
10Robert J Arkfeld JrAvoca, IA 51521$1,207,148
11Thomas J Schmitz Rev TrustHarlan, IA 51537$1,182,560
12Kirkman Farms Llp *Kirkman, IA 51447$1,182,173
13Dennis E ArkfeldHarlan, IA 51537$1,148,767
14Terry McdowellKirkman, IA 51447$1,122,985
15Rowland D Burton Rev TrustIrwin, IA 51446$1,095,757
16Donald F Peters TrusteeAvoca, IA 51521$1,093,963
17Jon P ArkfeldDefiance, IA 51527$1,087,778
18Stephen August SchnuettgenDefiance, IA 51527$1,061,123
19Tom Reinig Ltd *Portsmouth, IA 51565$1,052,381
20Timothy CoenenDefiance, IA 51527$1,038,322

* 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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