Sorghum Subsidies in Cherokee County, Kansas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,688

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in Cherokee County, Kansas totaled $12,969,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1Epler Farms Inc *Columbus, KS 66725$257,908
2Charles R MeyerScammon, KS 66773$233,708
3Schultz Brothers Farms Inc *Columbus, KS 66725$190,486
4Skahan's Farming Partnership *Pittsburg, KS 66762$168,366
5Pioneer Stock Farm Inc *Columbus, KS 66725$159,801
6Norman Scott & Debra E Jarrett LiBaxter Springs, KS 66713$154,563
7Jessee Grain *Columbus, KS 66725$154,049
8Edward E CassellChetopa, KS 67336$153,514
9Terry L BestMc Cune, KS 66753$152,454
10Kenny R MeyerGalena, KS 66739$148,673
11Ken MartinCherokee, KS 66724$143,226
12Freeman Farms Inc *Columbus, KS 66725$130,751
13Chris M BrownColumbus, KS 66725$129,599
14Kenneth D Clark Jr Revocable LiviGalena, KS 66739$121,960
15Gary StephensMc Cune, KS 66753$119,827
16John Robert GaitherColumbus, KS 66725$117,066
17Carl HelwigColumbus, KS 66725$115,580
18Phil SmithCherokee, KS 66724$113,921
19Ernest E Alford JrPittsburg, KS 66762$113,207
20Augustus Q ClarkPittsburg, KS 66762$110,869

* 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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