Farm Subsidy information

Watonwan County, Minnesota

Total USDA Subsidies in Watonwan County, Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,941

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota totaled $318,019,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Mike BrandtsSaint James, MN 56081$2,193,291
2Bottem Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$2,174,095
3James HopmanMadelia, MN 56062$1,993,040
4Stephen Dale RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$1,757,055
5Tilney Farms *Lewisville, MN 56060$1,726,644
6Terry PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$1,720,478
7Wolle Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$1,713,068
8Gregory Dean RomsdahlButterfield, MN 56120$1,701,520
9David PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$1,684,387
10Geistfeld Farm Inc *Lewisville, MN 56060$1,585,160
11Lowell PietschMadelia, MN 56062$1,582,120
12Robert ReihsMadelia, MN 56062$1,435,486
13Dennis ColemanSaint James, MN 56081$1,400,552
14James Freeman HoppeSaint James, MN 56081$1,393,239
15Brad M AsendorfSaint James, MN 56081$1,384,571
16Paul M TorkelsonSaint James, MN 56081$1,334,248
17Jeffrey J RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$1,321,799
18Jeffrey MaloneyLewisville, MN 56060$1,302,323
19Lori A Feder-pietschMadelia, MN 56062$1,288,837
20Dale E LangeSaint James, MN 56081$1,282,886

* 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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