Soybean Subsidies in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 44,915

Recipients of Soybean Subsidies from farms in South Dakota totaled $3,092,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Soybean Subsidies
1995-2020
1Foxley Brothers *Platte, SD 57369$1,531,662
2Locken Farms *Bath, SD 57427$1,514,437
3River View Farms *Platte, SD 57369$1,491,289
4Berbos Farms *Port Charlotte, FL 33948$1,311,134
5Arthur S AndersenDubois, WY 82513$1,062,480
6Hexad Farms *Parker, SD 57053$995,646
7Racota Valley Ranch *Hazel, SD 57242$989,436
8Mayclin Farms Partnership *Plankinton, SD 57368$986,102
9Peterson Farms *Hitchcock, SD 57348$946,001
10Swenson Partnership *Wessington Springs, SD 57382$878,526
11M & T Schanzenbach Farms *Wetonka, SD 57481$855,539
12Noethlich Bros *Doland, SD 57436$835,908
13Geraets Brothers *Dell Rapids, SD 57022$812,675
14R & B Mielke Inc *Conde, SD 57434$791,387
15Page Brothers *De Smet, SD 57231$765,142
16Kathryn A & Mark C Hofer Partners *Spencer, SD 57374$756,623
17Pbp Farms *Hurley, SD 57036$745,602
18Konrad Farms Inc *Parkston, SD 57366$731,828
19Edinger Brothers Partnership *Mitchell, SD 57301$729,949
20Sumption Farms *Frederick, SD 57441$729,438

* 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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