Wheat Subsidies in Polk County, Nebraska, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,033

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Polk County, Nebraska totaled $1,822,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Robert D RafertShelby, NE 68662$42,640
2Phillip CzubaColumbus, NE 68601$36,086
3Chris ConklingOsceola, NE 68651$33,806
4Jeff ScowShelby, NE 68662$21,673
5Marvin R KleinOsceola, NE 68651$18,886
6James KrumbachShelby, NE 68662$18,002
7Tim McmeekinSeward, NE 68434$16,914
8Jeremy M AndersonOsceola, NE 68651$16,764
9De Turk Enterprises Inc *Shelby, NE 68662$16,262
10Quality Farms Inc *Osceola, NE 68651$16,217
11Steven M GabelOsceola, NE 68651$14,894
12Jack CarterShelby, NE 68662$14,852
13Richard KropatschSilver Creek, NE 68663$14,809
14Chickenville U S A Inc *Osceola, NE 68651$14,697
15Randy GrossnicklausOsceola, NE 68651$14,508
16Bernard NitschColumbus, NE 68601$13,956
17Kenneth KropatschOsceola, NE 68651$13,818
18William H SollColumbus, NE 68601$13,785
19Mike De TurkShelby, NE 68662$13,317
20John W MessingShelby, NE 68662$11,871

* 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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