Misc. Disaster Payments in Pennsylvania, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 10,294

Recipients of Misc. Disaster Payments from farms in Pennsylvania totaled $126,126,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Misc. Disaster Payments
1Swjj Incorporated Dba Sernak Farm *Weatherly, PA 18255$1,394,396
2Lerew Brothers *York Springs, PA 17372$982,132
3M & L Farms *Hegins, PA 17938$559,601
4Altemus Farms *Penn Run, PA 15765$533,388
5Sernak Farms IncWeatherly, PA 18255$532,300
6R & L Orchard Co *Gardners, PA 17324$525,862
7Kenneth Stehr & Sons *Pitman, PA 17964$501,569
8Brian Campbell Farms *Berwick, PA 18603$500,000
9Bonnie Brae Fruit Farms Inc *Gardners, PA 17324$484,692
10Alan C KemmererBerwick, PA 18603$483,570
11Bear Mountain Orchards Inc *Aspers, PA 17304$467,768
12Kessler's Orchard *Berwick, PA 18603$439,301
13Hills Of Home Farms *Home, PA 15747$422,261
14William M Lott JrGardners, PA 17324$407,762
15Michael S PicardoErie, PA 16506$406,356
16David J JacksonDanville, PA 17821$385,558
17Earl O ZellnerSlatington, PA 18080$364,768
18Michael A FinkGermansville, PA 18053$363,549
19Lerew Farms Inc *York Springs, PA 17372$363,072
20Beekman Orchards Inc *Boyertown, PA 19512$354,096

* 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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