Subtotal, Conservation Programs in Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 93,816

Recipients of Subtotal, Conservation Programs from farms in Minnesota totaled $2,977,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1Nycklemoe Ellig &nycklemoeFergus Falls, MN 56537$6,340,789
2Lesueur County Abstract CoLe Center, MN 56057$6,098,237
3Bjornstad-east Farm Jv *Walhalla, ND 58282$3,035,706
4Lesueur Cty Abstract CoLe Center, MN 56057$2,904,271
5The Nature Conservancy *Minneapolis, MN 55415$2,138,559
6Williams Farms Part *Arthur, ND 58006$1,483,209
7Shop Farms General Partnership *Detroit Lakes, MN 56501$1,473,799
8Dr Roland LarterHallock, MN 56728$1,204,484
9Carroll Ray GriffithDetroit Lakes, MN 56501$1,177,537
10Gmg Farms A Prtshp *Euclid, MN 56722$1,166,477
11Evert LangelettThief River Falls, MN 56701$1,153,637
12M & S Farms Inc *Greenbush, MN 56726$1,135,982
13Timothy PrestebakGoodridge, MN 56725$1,091,479
14Schuler Grygla Ptnsp *Wahpeton, ND 58075$1,089,688
15Lawrence LindEstherville, IA 51334$1,082,728
16Robert E HalvorsonGoodridge, MN 56725$1,069,427
17Norman J LindemoenNewfolden, MN 56738$1,066,009
18Betty LangelettThief River Falls, MN 56701$1,047,279
19Virgil Gryskiewicz & Patricia Gry *Greenbush, MN 56726$1,012,370
20Richard A OlsonThief River Falls, MN 56701$1,010,049

* 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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