Soybean Subsidies in 15th District of Illinois (Rep. John Shimkus), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 59,351

Recipients of Soybean Subsidies from farms in 15th District of Illinois (Rep. John Shimkus) totaled $1,019,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Soybean Subsidies
1Pat Scates & Sons *Shawneetown, IL 62984$1,922,259
2Rubenacker Farms *Dahlgren, IL 62828$1,805,969
3Gingerich Farms *Lovington, IL 61937$1,694,004
4Thomas Brothers Partnership *Mc Leansboro, IL 62859$1,349,182
5R D J Thomas Farms *Mc Leansboro, IL 62859$1,269,337
6Heritage Family Farms *Arthur, IL 61911$1,012,651
7Moody Farms Partnership *Paris, IL 61944$1,006,838
8Johnson Farms *Saint Francisville, IL 62460$907,340
9Ivers Bros *Saint Francisville, IL 62460$858,986
10Walker Place *Danville, IL 61832$787,556
11Woodrow Farms Partnership *Springerton, IL 62887$734,475
12Zachry Farm *Carlyle, IL 62231$688,027
13Baumgart Farms *Mount Carmel, IL 62863$684,141
14Downen Enterprises *Shawneetown, IL 62984$674,070
15Rommelman Bros Farms *Hoyleton, IL 62803$672,347
16Golden Brothers *Norris City, IL 62869$664,103
17Stevens Farms *Allendale, IL 62410$645,832
18C & G Farms Inc *Richview, IL 62877$608,648
19Howard Bros Farms *Junction, IL 62954$597,554
20Campbell Farms *Carmi, IL 62821$569,054

* 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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