Sugar Beet Subsidies in the United States, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 9,071

Recipients of Sugar Beet Subsidies from farms in the United States totaled $242,064,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sugar Beet Subsidies
1Skaurud Grain Farms *Gary, MN 56545$278,527
2Sanders Farms *Burley, ID 83318$250,914
3Hector Farms II Partnership *Hector, MN 55342$248,936
4Stoltman Farms *Argyle, MN 56713$204,890
5Krogstad Farms Ptsp *Hatton, ND 58240$197,960
6Prosser/kuznia Jv *Greenbush, MN 56726$164,150
7Ball Bros *Paul, ID 83347$160,354
8Valley Creek Farms *Tipton, CA 93272$159,106
9Pederson Brothers Partnership *Bejou, MN 56516$158,068
10Driscoll Brothers *Pocatello, ID 83201$153,733
11Belle Acres Ptnr *Alliance, NE 69301$148,487
12P & W Farms *Elbow Lake, MN 56531$146,908
13Thompson Farms Partnership *Pingree, ID 83262$139,154
14Newton Brothers *Paul, ID 83347$137,578
15Dahl Brothers *Glyndon, MN 56547$132,686
16Vipond Farms *Norcross, MN 56274$129,712
17Black Bell Farms *Twin Valley, MN 56584$128,860
18Larry EliasonGrand Forks, ND 58201$127,805
19Stoltman Farms-rogalla Jv *Argyle, MN 56713$121,914
20M J Renquist & Sons Gen Ptnrship *Aurora, CO 80016$120,573

* 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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