Soybean Subsidies in 11th District of Illinois (Rep. Bill Foster), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 265

Recipients of Soybean Subsidies from farms in 11th District of Illinois (Rep. Bill Foster) totaled $2,717,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Soybean Subsidies
1Gary E FritzJoliet, IL 60433$185,433
2William H EisenbrandtPlainfield, IL 60586$137,691
3Walter J ArnholdElwood, IL 60421$107,424
4William KobeJoliet, IL 60404$104,405
5George M BeutelJoliet, IL 60435$89,991
6Creekside Farms LLC *Aurora, IL 60505$69,546
7Edwin A Meyer Living TrustJoliet, IL 60404$65,321
8Thomas H NelsonJoliet, IL 60433$62,672
9R Smits & Sons The Farm LLC *Burr Ridge, IL 60527$59,485
10Jerry HammondAurora, IL 60507$53,773
11Sumter Farm Co *Aurora, IL 60506$53,655
12John GeorgoulakisPlainfield, IL 60586$51,483
13Melvin FriedersAurora, IL 60504$51,122
14Robert Joseph GougarJoliet, IL 60433$48,348
15Lawrence BeckerJoliet, IL 60435$45,938
16Nicholas C GeorgesPlainfield, IL 60586$44,819
17Robert FitzerJoliet, IL 60431$43,063
18Jeffries H EilertAurora, IL 60506$42,462
19Camille O HoffmanNaperville, IL 60540$41,627
20Richard F RodawoldJoliet, IL 60435$37,849

* 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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