Wheat Subsidies in Rice County, Kansas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,312

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Rice County, Kansas totaled $117,761,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Ramage Farms *Little River, KS 67457$1,046,325
2Jon E SchubertLyons, KS 67554$996,148
3Gayla M SchubertLyons, KS 67554$946,340
4John-john S Wilkey R S WilkeySterling, KS 67579$713,376
5Dustin SchubertLyons, KS 67554$688,112
6M J Behnke Inc *Bushton, KS 67427$675,600
7Scheufler Farms Inc *Sterling, KS 67579$596,515
8Ricker Farms Inc *Raymond, KS 67573$584,971
9Courtney K & Shawna L Clarke RevLyons, KS 67554$578,227
10James L SteffanLyons, KS 67554$559,608
11Knight Farms Inc *Lyons, KS 67554$552,540
12Howard M Behnke Rev TrustLyons, KS 67554$522,436
13Hoelscher Farms Inc *Bushton, KS 67427$518,127
14Harlan F EbrightLyons, KS 67554$506,448
15James Meyeres - James D Meyeres TChase, KS 67524$490,523
16Michael J Brothers TrustLyons, KS 67554$486,752
17Phil ColbergLyons, KS 67554$475,056
18Jean E Behnke Rev TrustLyons, KS 67554$474,844
19Mark N BenekeBushton, KS 67427$468,746
20Roger ColbergLyons, KS 67554$464,148

* 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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