Conservation Reserve Program in Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 81,859

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Minnesota totaled $2,752,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Bjornstad-east Farm Jv *Walhalla, ND 58282$3,035,706
2Williams Farms Part *Arthur, ND 58006$1,476,928
3Shop Farms General Partnership *Detroit Lakes, MN 56501$1,473,799
4Dr Roland LarterHallock, MN 56728$1,204,484
5Carroll Ray GriffithDetroit Lakes, MN 56501$1,177,537
6Evert LangelettThief River Falls, MN 56701$1,151,167
7M & S Farms Inc *Greenbush, MN 56726$1,135,982
8Schuler Grygla Ptnsp *Wahpeton, ND 58075$1,089,688
9Gmg Farms A Prtshp *Euclid, MN 56722$1,087,884
10Timothy PrestebakGoodridge, MN 56725$1,086,511
11Lawrence LindEstherville, IA 51334$1,082,728
12Robert E HalvorsonGoodridge, MN 56725$1,068,471
13Norman J LindemoenNewfolden, MN 56738$1,064,089
14Betty LangelettThief River Falls, MN 56701$1,047,279
15Virgil Gryskiewicz & Patricia Gry *Greenbush, MN 56726$1,012,370
16Doug R Nelson Inc *Lancaster, MN 56735$991,158
17Kruger Bros Farms Inc *Warren, MN 56762$986,888
18Richard A OlsonThief River Falls, MN 56701$984,963
19Robert ChristensenBattle Lake, MN 56515$983,552
20George W OwensAngus, MN 56762$973,530

* 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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