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Wetlands Reserve Program in Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 607

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in Minnesota totaled $30,261,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Nycklemoe Ellig &nycklemoeFergus Falls, MN 56537$6,340,789
2Lesueur County Abstract CoLe Center, MN 56057$6,098,237
3Lesueur Cty Abstract CoLe Center, MN 56057$2,904,271
4The Nature Conservancy *Minneapolis, MN 55415$1,865,126
5Nyckemoe Ellig & NycklemoeFergus Falls, MN 56537$849,236
6Nanik ConstructionStaples, MN 56479$355,828
7Joe StengerDetroit Lakes, MN 56501$321,293
8Arvid BrodenGary, MN 56545$307,526
9Roger M BrodenFertile, MN 56540$300,454
10Lesueur County Abstract Co.,inc.Le Center, MN 56057$243,765
11Minnesota Valley Lands Inc *Bloomington, MN 55425$186,714
12Robert A GehrkeElbow Lake, MN 56531$185,652
13Michael E ConnealyWayzata, MN 55391$181,091
14Nycklemoe Ellig &nicklemoeFergus Falls, MN 56537$173,159
15Carlson Prairie Seed FarmNewfolden, MN 56738$169,854
16Roseau-lake Of The WoodsRoseau, MN 56751$166,307
17Robert Gehrke D/b/a B & JElbow Lake, MN 56531$159,452
18Riley Bros ConstructionMorris, MN 56267$157,947
19Fish & Wildlife ServiceErskine, MN 56535$153,379
20Riley Bros Const IncMorris, MN 56267$133,529

* 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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