Total Commodity Certificates in Pennsylvania, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 15 of 15

Recipients of Total Commodity Certificates from farms in Pennsylvania totaled $777,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Certificates
1Star Rock Farms LLC *Conestoga, PA 17516$404,754
2Mark M Kieffer & Son Inc *Dornsife, PA 17823$66,460
3Wolf Farms Inc *Stewartstown, PA 17363$58,130
4Maple Spring Farms *Airville, PA 17302$48,520
5Wehry Bros Hog & Grain Farms *Dornsife, PA 17823$46,519
6Stanley AuenSaltsburg, PA 15681$39,836
7Chilcoat Farms Enterprises *Stewartstown, PA 17363$28,600
8Alger/hitz Partnership *Annville, PA 17003$28,125
9Daryl L AlgerLebanon, PA 17042$26,060
10Pleasant View Farms Inc *Martinsburg, PA 16662$9,070
11Pine Hurst Acres Lp *Danville, PA 17821$8,748
12Michael W OhlerPolk, PA 16342$5,679
13Hostetter Farm Supply Inc *Hanover, PA 17331$5,250
14L Marshall MetzlerMartinsburg, PA 16662$1,388
15James LutherFallentimber, PA 16639$1

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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