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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,619

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Union County, Iowa totaled $71,513,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Kerrigan Bros *Afton, IA 50830$1,133,397
2Ronald Arlin GordonCreston, IA 50801$962,900
3Kenneth CheersAfton, IA 50830$901,431
4Donald Gordon - Donald E Gordon TCreston, IA 50801$848,521
5W & J Wuebker *Afton, IA 50830$808,271
6Kendall PowersCreston, IA 50801$797,863
7Workhorse Farms Inc *Prescott, IA 50859$772,325
8Jeromy James BurgmaierCreston, IA 50801$767,645
9John Allen HoepkerCreston, IA 50801$730,654
10Leslie WursterCreston, IA 50801$722,287
11Richard P DowningCreston, IA 50801$701,744
12Kurtis I KiburzAfton, IA 50830$647,173
13Lowell D Pettit Revocable TrustCreston, IA 50801$608,819
14William Harold HoepkerCreston, IA 50801$595,889
15Paul JohnsonCreston, IA 50801$583,723
16Russell Lloyd KelleyThayer, IA 50254$549,347
17Wurster Farms Inc *Creston, IA 50801$545,361
18Vernon L LongAfton, IA 50830$538,304
19Gregory J WursterCreston, IA 50801$533,915
20Clelland George Looney JrLenox, IA 50851$507,690

* 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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