Livestock Disaster / Emergency in Merrick County, Nebraska, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 470

Recipients of Livestock Disaster / Emergency from farms in Merrick County, Nebraska totaled $4,470,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Disaster / Emergency
1Dbl Inc *Fullerton, NE 68638$228,804
2Todd W HakePalmer, NE 68864$85,548
3William L BlauhornPalmer, NE 68864$80,670
4Douglas RetzlaffPalmer, NE 68864$68,209
5Laurie RetzlaffPalmer, NE 68864$67,805
6Blauhorn Farm Inc *Palmer, NE 68864$67,211
7Larry SchwarzArcher, NE 68816$66,271
8Joe R BeckGenoa, NE 68640$63,914
9Richard L Rieken JrClarks, NE 68628$63,474
10Two Rivers Farms Inc *Grand Island, NE 68801$57,341
11Rodney M WichmannSaint Libory, NE 68872$50,684
12Kirk SchwarzArcher, NE 68816$48,850
13Stephen M Van PeltArcher, NE 68816$46,189
14Jeffrey SwertzicClarks, NE 68628$45,590
15Edward McneffArcher, NE 68816$42,461
16Jerry NevilleChapman, NE 68827$41,025
17Tsn Farms Inc *Clarks, NE 68628$40,732
18Russell J EilersPalmer, NE 68864$39,793
19Kucera Feedlots Gen Ptsp *Central City, NE 68826$38,911
20Ferris Ag Inc *Central City, NE 68826$38,618

* 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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