Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in Watonwan County, Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 208

Recipients of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program from farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota totaled $3,936,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
1Tower View Pork LLCSaint James, MN 56081$318,014
2Watonwan County Feeder Pig Coop *Fairmont, MN 56031$200,000
3Jane Lofgren-brandtsSaint James, MN 56081$200,000
4Mike BrandtsSaint James, MN 56081$200,000
5Riverdale Inc *Fairmont, MN 56031$183,460
6Geistfeld Bros Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$172,675
7Bottem Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$131,192
8Janice EversComfrey, MN 56019$108,538
9Tom BlackstadSaint James, MN 56081$99,209
10Eric A CoolingMadelia, MN 56062$91,668
11Wolle Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$88,838
12Terry PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$71,009
13David L KovalMadelia, MN 56062$63,855
14Stradtman Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$61,844
15William KunzMadelia, MN 56062$43,133
16Jb Penner Farms *Butterfield, MN 56120$41,716
17David PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$40,268
18Corry PettersenLewisville, MN 56060$38,428
19Gregory Dean RomsdahlButterfield, MN 56120$33,223
20Stephen Dale RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$32,520

* 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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