Emergency Conservation in North Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,320

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in North Dakota totaled $3,396,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Thomas N RuschHettinger, ND 58639$63,416
2Michael WeinhandlShields, ND 58569$52,563
3Michael R SandlandSelfridge, ND 58568$46,216
4David M NiemiBuffalo, SD 57720$46,046
5Symington / Clayton & Barbara Jv *Neche, ND 58265$39,199
6Flick Farm Partnership *Bowdon, ND 58418$32,835
7Cedar Valley Ranch Llp *Morristown, SD 57645$30,150
8Cory Jacob ChristmanHettinger, ND 58639$26,971
9Wayne GreenStanton, ND 58571$23,370
10Bar Lazy S Ranch *Valley City, ND 58072$23,035
11Gowan Farms *Oslo, MN 56744$22,389
12Donna Marie WeishaarMorristown, SD 57645$22,079
13Harley Jack SchollGrandin, ND 58038$20,583
14Kent GrahamMandan, ND 58554$20,331
15Leroy MateriLinton, ND 58552$19,029
16Jessy MeyerShields, ND 58569$18,348
17Brannon R PetersonLemmon, SD 57638$17,176
18Cherie R WaddlesKeithville, LA 71047$16,483
19Donald Robert KilzerBentley, ND 58562$16,446
20Kuhn Cattle Company *Mandan, ND 58554$16,031

* 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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