Deficiency Payments in Pennsylvania, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 6,470

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Pennsylvania totaled $12,187,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Wehry Bros Hog & Grain Farm Delet *Dornsife, PA 17823$49,662
2James E JonesCarlisle, PA 17015$37,149
3Turner Farms *Germansville, PA 18053$30,492
4Lynn M HenningerBerrysburg, PA 17005$28,794
5John R MckeehanCarlisle, PA 17015$28,640
6Raymond E DiehlBoiling Springs, PA 17007$26,761
7Calvin Lazarus & Sons *Whitehall, PA 18052$25,268
8Fabin Bros Farms *Indiana, PA 15701$25,097
9Arling J Kiefer JrBangor, PA 18013$24,661
10Robert C Snyder Farms Inc *Northumberland, PA 17857$24,567
11Mark M Kieffer & Son Inc *Dornsife, PA 17823$24,198
12Maple Lawn Farms Inc *New Park, PA 17352$23,973
13J Paul EspyTyrone, PA 16686$23,940
14John E Shearer JrSpring Grove, PA 17362$23,290
15Evergreen Farms Inc *Spruce Creek, PA 16683$23,009
16Richard L SchlosbergThornton, PA 19373$22,996
17Don Cotner Farms *Danville, PA 17821$22,576
18Harold R Miller JrStewartstown, PA 17363$22,174
19Stoner's Hijos Hill Inc *Mercersburg, PA 17236$22,059
20Stephen J SnyderMillersburg, PA 17061$21,850

* 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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