Dairy Program Subsidies in Rice County, Kansas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 8 of 8

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Rice County, Kansas totaled $46,893 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Merle ThiessenInman, KS 67546$17,364
2The Carter Family TrustBushton, KS 67427$9,795
3Western Slopes Stock Farm *Lyons, KS 67554$8,031
4Kelly L ThiessenInman, KS 67546$7,508
5Coll Mor Farm IncHutchinson, KS 67502$3,173
6Karl D BurgessSterling, KS 67579$442
7Dwight EngellandHutchinson, KS 67502$429
8Tony R ColleHutchinson, KS 67502$149

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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