Conservation payments in South Dakota totaled $1.9 billion from 1995-2019‡.

Counties in South Dakota Receiving Subtotal, Conservation Programs payments, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Brown County, South Dakota$116,939,2826.1%6.1%
2Day County, South Dakota$95,019,2904.9%11.0%
3Lyman County, South Dakota$80,863,3054.2%15.2%
4Roberts County, South Dakota$78,113,3164.1%19.3%
5Marshall County, South Dakota$76,944,4174.0%23.3%
6South Dakota NRCS$72,003,6693.7%27.1%
7Brookings County, South Dakota$62,855,2253.3%30.3%
8Deuel County, South Dakota$57,774,2523.0%33.4%
9Clark County, South Dakota$55,530,5922.9%36.2%
10Spink County, South Dakota$53,209,8752.8%39.0%
11Beadle County, South Dakota$44,297,1722.3%41.3%
12Stanley County, South Dakota$37,701,5292.0%43.3%
13Edmunds County, South Dakota$36,643,1611.9%45.2%
14Perkins County, South Dakota$35,745,4631.9%47.1%
15Moody County, South Dakota$35,055,8991.8%48.9%
16Codington County, South Dakota$34,297,7371.8%50.7%
17McPherson County, South Dakota$34,277,6111.8%52.5%
18Haakon County, South Dakota$34,250,3341.8%54.2%
19Miner County, South Dakota$34,092,2051.8%56.0%
20Campbell County, South Dakota$34,005,2171.8%57.8%
21Hutchinson County, South Dakota$33,532,7951.7%59.5%
22Hand County, South Dakota$33,231,4041.7%61.3%
23Sanborn County, South Dakota$32,503,2941.7%63.0%
24Grant County, South Dakota$30,812,7061.6%64.6%
25Tripp County, South Dakota$30,082,2671.6%66.1%
26Hamlin County, South Dakota$28,598,9721.5%67.6%
27Potter County, South Dakota$27,251,2481.4%69.0%
28Charles Mix County, South Dakota$27,105,9981.4%70.4%
29Sully County, South Dakota$26,282,5091.4%71.8%
30McCook County, South Dakota$25,109,4521.3%73.1%
31Walworth County, South Dakota$24,268,3021.3%74.4%
32Aurora County, South Dakota$22,580,7781.2%75.6%
33Minnehaha County, South Dakota$22,578,3461.2%76.7%
34Corson County, South Dakota$22,059,6101.1%77.9%
35Lake County, South Dakota$21,696,0421.1%79.0%
36Dewey County, South Dakota$20,801,9041.1%80.1%
37Kingsbury County, South Dakota$20,680,1601.1%81.2%
38Meade County, South Dakota$20,502,9401.1%82.2%
39Union County, South Dakota$19,589,1551.0%83.3%
40Yankton County, South Dakota$19,282,3411.0%84.3%
41Lincoln County, South Dakota$18,480,7981.0%85.2%
42Jerauld County, South Dakota$18,290,3221.0%86.2%
43Turner County, South Dakota$17,710,9920.9%87.1%
44Ziebach County, South Dakota$17,536,6770.9%88.0%
45Hanson County, South Dakota$17,431,5650.9%88.9%
46Faulk County, South Dakota$16,738,1650.9%89.8%
47Hughes County, South Dakota$16,383,4550.9%90.6%
48Bon Homme County, South Dakota$16,085,4980.8%91.5%
49Butte County, South Dakota$15,828,9220.8%92.3%
50Davison County, South Dakota$15,586,5600.8%93.1%
51Jones County, South Dakota$15,342,0300.8%93.9%
52Clay County, South Dakota$13,898,5940.7%94.6%
53Brule County, South Dakota$12,808,8310.7%95.3%
54Jackson County, South Dakota$12,074,0000.6%95.9%
55Douglas County, South Dakota$11,330,4590.6%96.5%
56Harding County, South Dakota$10,905,6060.6%97.1%
57Hyde County, South Dakota$10,809,2180.6%97.7%
58Pennington County, South Dakota$10,196,7380.5%98.2%
59Gregory County, South Dakota$10,098,4600.5%98.7%
60Bennett County, South Dakota$6,045,3870.3%99.0%
61Mellette County, South Dakota$4,940,1020.3%99.3%
62Buffalo County, South Dakota$4,619,4590.2%99.5%
63Fall River County, South Dakota$2,556,8710.1%99.7%
64Shannon County, South Dakota$2,540,8590.1%99.8%
65Custer County, South Dakota$1,877,9780.1%99.9%
66Todd County, South Dakota$1,534,1150.1%100.0%
67Lawrence County, South Dakota$509,5030.0%100.0%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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