Conservation Reserve Program in South Dakota, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 38,882

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in South Dakota totaled $2,048,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Sd Building AuthoritySioux Falls, SD 57117$31,038,672
2Sisseton-wahpeton OyateAgency Village, SD 57262$5,942,494
3Lower Brule Sioux TribeLower Brule, SD 57548$4,517,118
4Elm Creek FarmsSturgis, SD 57785$2,757,698
5River View FarmsPlatte, SD 57369$2,243,301
6Mitchell-broadview LlpMalibu, CA 90265$1,891,631
7Vernon Amick & SonsLetcher, SD 57359$1,717,770
8Steven T HorningWatertown, SD 57201$1,410,861
9Bureau Of Indian AffairsWinnebago, NE 68071$1,401,472
10Jerry PattersonKadoka, SD 57543$1,307,983
11Dean N SchumacherEureka, SD 57437$1,269,874
12Harold KrageWestport, SD 57481$1,231,363
13Jerome HansonWebster, SD 57274$1,219,157
14Sandal And Sandal FarmFort Pierre, SD 57532$1,197,068
15Hansmeier & Son IncBristol, SD 57219$1,185,627
16Horning LLCWatertown, SD 57201$1,183,579
17Steinco LLCWatertown, SD 57201$1,142,907
18Wayne BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,139,855
19Bradley BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,132,733
20Lafleur FarmsJefferson, SD 57038$1,108,754

* 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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