Livestock Subsidies in Van Buren County, Iowa, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 542

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Van Buren County, Iowa totaled $3,515,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Merit Swine Inc *Farmington, IA 52626$375,000
2Plowman Farms Inc *Douds, IA 52551$108,184
3Gary A PageHillsboro, IA 52630$81,172
4Harrisburg Iso Pig CompanySaint Paul, IA 52657$79,310
5Koellner Brothers Ltd *Milton, IA 52570$77,620
6Jimmie Laverne HamburgCantril, IA 52542$66,670
7Sidney B WellmanBonaparte, IA 52620$63,717
8Perkins Land Company Inc *Iowa City, IA 52246$45,598
9K Charles Warner JrBonaparte, IA 52620$40,908
10David WestercampKeosauqua, IA 52565$40,612
11Brian Dean CavesDouds, IA 52551$39,660
12Burton EadsMilton, IA 52570$38,527
13Curtis Aaron ShortMilton, IA 52570$37,693
14Wells Inc *Milton, IA 52570$36,842
15Fredrick Lynn ZeitlerDouds, IA 52551$36,008
16Kenneth A EppersonMilton, IA 52570$34,424
17Gary L FranklinKeosauqua, IA 52565$32,221
18Aaron C HambergKeosauqua, IA 52565$30,342
19Steven Judson UnkrichBirmingham, IA 52535$28,406
20Brian Wayne AldertonKahoka, MO 63445$28,046

* 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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