Wetlands Reserve Program in Nebraska, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 68

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in Nebraska totaled $1,523,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Frahm & Kohl Construction LLCSchuyler, NE 68661$222,814
2Ducks UnlimitedBismarck, ND 58503$221,494
3Brian PiersonMc Cook, NE 69001$95,838
4Negus-sons IncOmaha, NE 68112$88,965
5Morris Martell Tynon FarmPeru, NE 68421$82,461
6Tyson Farms IncHerman, NE 68029$80,072
7City Of HoldregeHoldrege, NE 68949$66,865
8Van Kirk Sand & Gravel IncSutton, NE 68979$55,886
9Mike SpeeceAuburn, NE 68305$43,430
10Jim Ostgren Construction CompanyHoldrege, NE 68949$39,600
11Pruss ExcavationDodge, NE 68633$32,422
12Randy C SvehlaClarkson, NE 68629$30,999
13Todd TylerGrand Island, NE 68803$28,545
14Sheldon-conner IncMinatare, NE 69356$26,797
15Steve W HansenAurora, NE 68818$26,142
16Chad A BorowiakGenoa, NE 68640$25,612
17The Nature ConservancyMinneapolis, MN 55415$24,112
18Loup Power DistrictColumbus, NE 68602$21,168
19Pamela K SandyHoldrege, NE 68949$20,448
20James F McdermottColon, NE 68018$18,534

* 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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