Conservation Reserve Program in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 36,621

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in South Dakota totaled $1,852,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Sd Building AuthoritySioux Falls, SD 57117$31,038,672
2Sisseton-wahpeton Oyate *Agency Village, SD 57262$5,135,072
3Lower Brule Sioux Tribe *Lower Brule, SD 57548$4,230,410
4Elm Creek Farms *Sturgis, SD 57785$2,518,256
5River View Farms *Platte, SD 57369$2,028,811
6Mitchell-broadview Llp *Malibu, CA 90265$1,748,264
7Vernon Amick & Sons *Letcher, SD 57359$1,717,770
8Bureau Of Indian Affairs *Pendleton, OR 97801$1,401,472
9Steven T HorningWatertown, SD 57201$1,327,398
10Jerry PattersonKadoka, SD 57543$1,208,160
11Dean N SchumacherEureka, SD 57437$1,169,874
12Harold KrageWestport, SD 57481$1,136,490
13Jerome HansonWebster, SD 57274$1,125,836
14Sandal And Sandal Farm *Fort Pierre, SD 57532$1,110,399
15Hansmeier & Son Inc *Bristol, SD 57219$1,090,760
16Horning LLC *Watertown, SD 57201$1,085,587
17Steinco LLC *Watertown, SD 57201$1,044,411
18Wayne BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,041,325
19Bradley BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,033,636
20Lester BlombergFaith, SD 57626$1,028,049

* 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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