Loan Deficiency Payments in Mercer County, Ohio, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,958

Recipients of Loan Deficiency Payments from farms in Mercer County, Ohio totaled $37,327,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Loan Deficiency Payments
1Mike HarnerMendon, OH 45862$434,342
2Steve GambleRockford, OH 45882$292,874
3John N GambleRockford, OH 45882$285,076
4William M MuhlenkampCelina, OH 45822$276,031
5Alig Farms *Fort Recovery, OH 45846$256,524
6Alfred Sudhoff & Sons Inc *Coldwater, OH 45828$255,685
7Pat SchmitmeyerCelina, OH 45822$224,582
8James BransteterCelina, OH 45822$224,159
9Vt Farms LLC *Celina, OH 45822$219,214
10John Fleck & Sons Inc *Celina, OH 45822$212,486
11St Charles *Celina, OH 45822$203,338
12Keller Farms *Fort Recovery, OH 45846$198,113
13Norman Stoner JrCelina, OH 45822$195,551
14R & S Farms Ag LLC *Celina, OH 45822$192,519
15Gaerke Brothers Partnership *Fort Recovery, OH 45846$188,990
16Sudhoff Farms Ltd *Fort Recovery, OH 45846$187,808
17Stober Farms Inc *Rockford, OH 45882$185,092
18Gale ThomasCelina, OH 45822$170,986
19Gary - Gary Miesse D MiesseCelina, OH 45822$169,127
20Randy ThomasCelina, OH 45822$162,192

* 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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