Total Direct Payments in Ellis County, Kansas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,033

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Ellis County, Kansas totaled $27,011,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Anthony J PfannenstielHays, KS 67601$312,537
2Charles KrausHays, KS 67601$283,182
3Paul M LeikerHays, KS 67601$265,713
4Staab Cattle Company *Hays, KS 67601$263,334
5R J W Farms Inc *Hays, KS 67601$253,764
6Brian J StaabHays, KS 67601$246,318
7Steven A & Teri S Vonfeldt TrustVictoria, KS 67671$229,450
8Neil J GottschalkHays, KS 67601$216,314
9Back Farms *Victoria, KS 67671$212,030
10Michael J WerthHays, KS 67601$212,012
11Double D Cattle Co *Ellis, KS 67637$207,254
12Kfr Inc *Hays, KS 67601$206,322
13Hammerschmidt Living TrustVictoria, KS 67671$205,046
14Virgil D GrossHays, KS 67601$199,746
15Arthur GrossHays, KS 67601$199,738
16John & Hazel Love TrPlainville, KS 67663$192,600
17Michael R GrabbeHays, KS 67601$180,155
18David J Leiker Liv TrHays, KS 67601$156,564
19Randal C WerthHays, KS 67601$156,060
20Lance T RussellHays, KS 67601$152,454

* 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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