Barley Subsidies in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 28,781

Recipients of Barley Subsidies from farms in South Dakota totaled $105,368,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Barley Subsidies
1Locken Farms *Bath, SD 57427$202,149
2Kuecker Seed Farm Inc *Webster, SD 57274$175,656
3Blumengard Colony *Wecota, SD 57438$171,456
4Berbos Farms *Port Charlotte, FL 33948$167,949
5Deerfield Hutt Bret Inc *Ipswich, SD 57451$153,746
6K Lazy K Ranch Inc *Highmore, SD 57345$152,784
7Kjerstad Farm Partnership *Quinn, SD 57775$148,482
8Daniel S BeckmanPrairie City, SD 57649$148,441
9Three B Farms Partnership *Gettysburg, SD 57442$145,009
10Kuecker Bros *Webster, SD 57274$130,064
11Spring Creek Hutterian Brethren I *Forbes, ND 58439$129,481
12James BingamanPrairie City, SD 57649$128,911
13Patrick Charles DewaldBowdle, SD 57428$121,119
14Plainview Hutterian Brethren Inc *Leola, SD 57456$119,945
15Sandmeier Charolais Inc *Bowdle, SD 57428$116,320
16Veal Black Angus Ranch *Meadow, SD 57644$111,618
17John S JohnsonBuffalo, SD 57720$109,723
18David M NiemiBuffalo, SD 57720$106,445
19David JohnsonKeldron, SD 57634$106,196
20Oberlitner Farms Inc *Lebanon, SD 57455$105,305

* 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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