Livestock Subsidies in Van Buren County, Iowa, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 75

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Van Buren County, Iowa totaled $524,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Merit Swine Inc *Farmington, IA 52626$250,000
2Harrisburg Iso Pig CompanySaint Paul, IA 52657$59,482
3Edward Bernard KruseHillsboro, IA 52630$16,236
4Koellner Brothers Ltd *Milton, IA 52570$15,953
5Jimmie Laverne HamburgCantril, IA 52542$15,792
6Perkins Land Company Inc *Iowa City, IA 52246$12,163
7White Acre Farms Inc *Keosauqua, IA 52565$8,927
8Kenneth A EppersonMilton, IA 52570$8,131
9David Lavene HamburgCantril, IA 52542$7,439
10Helen HamburgCantril, IA 52542$6,949
11Brian James ScottDouds, IA 52551$4,499
12Steven Judson UnkrichBirmingham, IA 52535$4,108
13Brenda J StewartBloomfield, IA 52537$4,056
14Orland D WeatheringtonMilton, IA 52570$3,996
15Barbara A UnkrichBirmingham, IA 52535$3,970
16Roy M GilbertStockport, IA 52651$3,654
17Fred L DunkinDouds, IA 52551$3,359
18William Lee WhitakerHillsboro, IA 52630$3,267
19Michael B PieperDonnellson, IA 52625$3,170
20Juanita L Strait Revocable TrustHarper, IA 52231$3,072

* 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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