Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) in Polk County, Minnesota, 2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 11 of 11

Recipients of Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) from farms in Polk County, Minnesota totaled $108,000 in in 2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
1Justin Lee BensonFertile, MN 56540$46,106
2Erickson FarmsFertile, MN 56540$19,209
3Michael S. KroeningFosston, MN 56542$10,172
4Joel MelanderGully, MN 56646$8,157
5Lee James DuckstadFertile, MN 56540$7,270
6, $5,815
7Erlandson FarmsGully, MN 56646$4,921
8Wade Michael BurrackGully, MN 56646$3,579
9Jason M BreckelMcintosh, MN 56556$1,342
10Gordon A GudvangenFertile, MN 56540$895
11Wayne BrekkeTrail, MN 56684$895

* 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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