Emergency Conservation in North Dakota, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 16 of 16

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in North Dakota totaled $224,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Thomas N RuschHettinger, ND 58639$57,997
2Cory Jacob ChristmanHettinger, ND 58639$26,971
3David M NiemiBuffalo, SD 57720$23,040
4Brannon R PetersonLemmon, SD 57638$17,176
5Donald Robert KilzerBentley, ND 58562$15,581
6Ryan Ray HoneymanReeder, ND 58649$13,137
7Buckmier Brothers *Hettinger, ND 58639$11,804
8Kasey EricksonAlmont, ND 58520$10,551
9Minetta ZimmermannHettinger, ND 58639$10,043
10Paul MeierLemmon, SD 57638$9,604
11William David LarsonLemmon, SD 57638$7,194
12Norma L Stafne Family Trust *Hettinger, ND 58639$6,511
13Franklin D OpheimHettinger, ND 58639$5,855
14Schnell Ranch LLC *Lemmon, SD 57638$3,142
15Jeffrey Leon KilzerBentley, ND 58562$3,111
16Garry Roy JohnsonLemmon, SD 57638$2,437

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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