Sorghum Subsidies in North Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,553

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in North Dakota totaled $2,029,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1Michael Hoffert Farms Inc *Wyndmere, ND 58081$110,688
2Wrg's Farm Inc *Lidgerwood, ND 58053$96,758
3Carmen EssigLehr, ND 58460$38,471
4Richard Lynn BrandenburgerHankinson, ND 58041$25,646
5Jerry Edward BergHankinson, ND 58041$23,300
6Ron PerlebergJamestown, ND 58401$16,648
7John Allen SchockJamestown, ND 58401$16,534
8Jarvis Harlan HeglandOberon, ND 58357$16,387
9Delux Farm, Inc.Barney, ND 58008$15,410
10Kropp Farms *Jamestown, ND 58401$15,292
11Calvin Paul KusmenkoZap, ND 58580$14,766
12Calvin Theophil BuechlerBeulah, ND 58523$14,369
13Russell A EdgarBathgate, ND 58216$14,265
14Allen Lee EntzieLehr, ND 58460$13,644
15Louis SteffenHalliday, ND 58636$13,096
16Curt HepperRaleigh, ND 58564$13,033
17Paulson Ranch And Farm *Bowman, ND 58623$12,346
18Gerald SchaffFlasher, ND 58535$12,257
19Brent Jerome KurtzSykeston, ND 58486$12,194
20Jerry George WeinbergerBreien, ND 58570$11,544

* 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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