Conservation Reserve Program in North Dakota, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 48,490

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in North Dakota totaled $2,576,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Spirit Lake Tribe Wrong OneMinnewaukan, ND 58335$2,121,753
2Weinreis BrothersScottsbluff, NE 69361$2,067,326
3Bank Of North Dakota-sepBismarck, ND 58506$2,003,149
4Thorsgard Sunrise AcresNorthwood, ND 58267$1,913,010
5Johnson FarmsWalhalla, ND 58282$1,635,896
6Michael McenroeGrand Forks, ND 58203$1,488,148
7Brodshaug Farms Jt VtKindred, ND 58051$1,465,948
8Quandt BrothersOakes, ND 58474$1,366,014
9Sobak FarmsFairdale, ND 58229$1,297,451
10Richard A SchmaltzRugby, ND 58368$1,186,968
11Ernest E Schock TrustTurtle Lake, ND 58575$1,178,356
12Chad Ronald WagnerEnglevale, ND 58033$1,161,023
13Donald Duane NishekEllendale, ND 58436$1,142,234
14Donald G MummLidgerwood, ND 58053$1,138,403
15James R Weinmann SrHarvey, ND 58341$1,114,422
16Keith FordeTolna, ND 58380$1,092,643
17Nelson FarmsLitchville, ND 58461$1,091,336
18Gaylen James DickEnglevale, ND 58033$1,088,181
19Rodger ZurcherGlenburn, ND 58740$1,081,761
20Wesley ZurcherNewburg, ND 58762$1,072,042

* 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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