Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Watonwan County, Minnesota, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 539

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Watonwan County, Minnesota totaled $24,799,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Pioneer Bank **Saint James, MN 56081$880,737
2Wolle Farms *Saint James, MN 56081$596,151
3Downs Family Farms *Mankato, MN 56001$378,772
4Bottem Farms Inc *Saint James, MN 56081$343,437
5Riverdale Inc *Fairmont, MN 56031$334,492
6Brent D ColemanSaint James, MN 56081$329,857
7Mike BrandtsSaint James, MN 56081$328,518
8David PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$296,079
9Matthew J WolleSaint James, MN 56081$255,449
10Terry PettersenMadelia, MN 56062$239,336
11Brian N SpitznerSaint James, MN 56081$228,115
12Steinle Farms Inc *Butterfield, MN 56120$217,192
13Gregory Dean RomsdahlButterfield, MN 56120$202,329
14Brad M AsendorfSaint James, MN 56081$198,939
15Lowell PietschMadelia, MN 56062$196,132
16Lori A Feder-pietschMadelia, MN 56062$196,132
17James HopmanMadelia, MN 56062$191,833
18William KunzMadelia, MN 56062$189,925
19Bradley D BowersLewisville, MN 56060$188,559
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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