Total Dairy Program in Berks County, Pennsylvania, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 496

Recipients of Total Dairy Program from farms in Berks County, Pennsylvania totaled $20,457,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Dairy Program
1Farm Service Agency/commodity Cre **Leesport, PA 19533$464,103
2Skyline Acres Inc *Bernville, PA 19506$259,110
3Lynn W KlineElverson, PA 19520$256,104
4Reu-hel Farms Inc *Mohrsville, PA 19541$246,833
5Charles L ZimmermanMohrsville, PA 19541$244,011
6David W PoolRobesonia, PA 19551$241,598
7Hetrickdale Farms *Bernville, PA 19506$234,119
8Timothy S KurtzElverson, PA 19520$233,042
9Gel-bare Farms *Robesonia, PA 19551$231,661
10Earl Hafer & Sons *Douglassville, PA 19518$227,825
11W Ray HersheyBethel, PA 19507$215,571
12Scattered Acres Inc *Sinking Spring, PA 19608$213,247
13Plushanski Farms Inc *Kutztown, PA 19530$206,091
14Sunnyside Dairy Farm *Kempton, PA 19529$203,539
15Ralph E MoyerMyerstown, PA 17067$198,464
16Show Top Farms Inc *Alburtis, PA 18011$187,878
17Lalisa Holsteins *Bally, PA 19503$185,433
18Mark A WolfskillRobesonia, PA 19551$178,831
19J & J Dairy Farm *Robesonia, PA 19551$176,354
20Larry L MertzFleetwood, PA 19522$172,293

* 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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