Farm Subsidy information

Watonwan County, Minnesota

Total USDA Subsidies in Watonwan County, Minnesota, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 798

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota totaled $29,491,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Pioneer Bank **Saint James, MN 56081$880,737
2Wolle Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$596,151
3Downs Family Farms *Mankato, MN 56001$387,467
4Bottem Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$343,437
5Brent D ColemanSaint James, MN 56081$335,299
6Riverdale Inc *Fairmont, MN 56031$334,492
7Mike BrandtsSaint James, MN 56081$332,937
8David PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$297,737
9Matthew J WolleSaint James, MN 56081$256,152
10Terry PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$240,994
11Brian N SpitznerSaint James, MN 56081$228,481
12Steinle Farms Inc *Butterfield, MN 56120$217,192
13Brad M AsendorfSaint James, MN 56081$204,094
14Gregory Dean RomsdahlButterfield, MN 56120$202,492
15Lowell PietschMadelia, MN 56062$199,124
16Lori A Feder-pietschMadelia, MN 56062$199,124
17William KunzMadelia, MN 56062$198,101
18Bradley D BowersLewisville, MN 56060$194,723
19James HopmanMadelia, MN 56062$193,363
20Geistfeld Bros Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$178,018

* 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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