Conservation Reserve Program in North Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 46,583

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in North Dakota totaled $2,450,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Spirit Lake Tribe Wrong One *Minnewaukan, ND 58335$2,121,753
2Bank Of North Dakota-sepBismarck, ND 58502$2,003,149
3Weinreis Brothers *Golva, ND 58632$1,928,953
4Thorsgard Sunrise Acres *Northwood, ND 58267$1,793,408
5Johnson Farms *Walhalla, ND 58282$1,635,896
6Brodshaug Farms Jt Vt *Kindred, ND 58051$1,465,948
7Michael McenroeGrand Forks, ND 58203$1,388,978
8Sobak Farms *Fairdale, ND 58229$1,154,772
9Quandt Brothers *Oakes, ND 58474$1,146,934
10Ernest E Schock TrustTurtle Lake, ND 58575$1,090,226
11Richard A SchmaltzRugby, ND 58368$1,088,760
12Chad Ronald WagnerEnglevale, ND 58033$1,083,167
13James R Weinmann SrHarvey, ND 58341$1,061,167
14G-3 Ranches *Selz, ND 58341$1,053,759
15Donald Duane NishekEllendale, ND 58436$1,051,416
16Keith FordeTolna, ND 58380$1,045,711
17Donald G MummLidgerwood, ND 58053$1,040,410
18Frank RedlinJamestown, ND 58401$1,014,982
19Wesley ZurcherNewburg, ND 58762$1,013,491
20Rodger ZurcherGlenburn, ND 58740$1,011,485

* 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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