Corn Subsidies in Watonwan County, Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,361

Recipients of Corn Subsidies from farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota totaled $198,501,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Corn Subsidies
1995-2020
1James HopmanMadelia, MN 56062$1,468,294
2Bottem Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$1,456,537
3Tilney Farms *Lewisville, MN 56060$1,274,707
4Stephen Dale RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$1,234,477
5Gregory Dean RomsdahlButterfield, MN 56120$1,166,834
6Mike BrandtsSaint James, MN 56081$1,090,138
7Lowell PietschMadelia, MN 56062$1,074,970
8Geistfeld Farm Inc *Lewisville, MN 56060$1,035,982
9Dennis ColemanSaint James, MN 56081$1,015,112
10Robert ReihsMadelia, MN 56062$996,107
11Terry PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$992,721
12David PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$988,224
13James Freeman HoppeSaint James, MN 56081$937,661
14Brad M AsendorfSaint James, MN 56081$927,083
15Wayne B HarbitzSaint James, MN 56081$905,243
16Dale E LangeSaint James, MN 56081$879,659
17Jeffrey J RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$878,195
18Clifford John WolleSaint James, MN 56081$862,959
19Wolle Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$853,318
20Lori A Feder-pietschMadelia, MN 56062$840,214

* 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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