Emergency Conservation in South Dakota, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 52

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in South Dakota totaled $291,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Steven SimunekOral, SD 57766$34,975
2Jim FritzButte, NE 68722$28,744
3Duane Sean DealCherry Creek, SD 57622$14,065
4Vern E KoupalDante, SD 57329$12,580
5Madsen Ranch Cattle Co LLC *Midland, SD 57552$11,672
6Earl R MaierFaith, SD 57626$9,977
7Merle StilwellKadoka, SD 57543$9,818
8Linda StilwellKadoka, SD 57543$9,818
9Broken Heart Ranch Inc *Wessington Springs, SD 57382$9,003
10Brady SchofieldMidland, SD 57552$8,792
11Terry SandersonSioux Falls, SD 57103$7,876
12Rogers River Ranch LlpRapid City, SD 57702$7,537
13Mack WylyFort Pierre, SD 57532$7,328
14Weinreis Brothers *Golva, ND 58632$6,937
15Mike D RykhusDraper, SD 57531$6,931
16Clyde VogtNaper, NE 68755$6,424
17Lcl Ranch Inc *Murdo, SD 57559$6,356
18Shuck Brothers Inc *Union Center, SD 57787$6,181
19Akarts-straka LLC *Chamberlain, SD 57325$6,128
20Joe ButterfieldHuron, SD 57350$6,046

* 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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