Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Watonwan County, Minnesota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,500

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota totaled $233,183,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Bottem Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$2,155,828
2Mike BrandtsSaint James, MN 56081$2,089,055
3James HopmanMadelia, MN 56062$1,980,027
4Stephen Dale RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$1,729,453
5Wolle Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$1,713,068
6Tilney Farms *Lewisville, MN 56060$1,695,590
7Terry PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$1,676,671
8Gregory Dean RomsdahlButterfield, MN 56120$1,673,434
9David PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$1,637,291
10Lowell PietschMadelia, MN 56062$1,552,730
11Geistfeld Farm Inc *Lewisville, MN 56060$1,522,785
12Robert ReihsMadelia, MN 56062$1,422,077
13Dennis ColemanSaint James, MN 56081$1,391,376
14Brad M AsendorfSaint James, MN 56081$1,332,175
15James Freeman HoppeSaint James, MN 56081$1,328,778
16Jeffrey J RomsdahlSaint James, MN 56081$1,318,344
17Dale E LangeSaint James, MN 56081$1,282,117
18Wayne B HarbitzSaint James, MN 56081$1,273,010
19Lori A Feder-pietschMadelia, MN 56062$1,272,659
20Jeffrey MaloneyLewisville, MN 56060$1,255,702

* 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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