Deficiency Payments in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 35,438

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in South Dakota totaled $95,887,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Jsi PartnershipOnida, SD 57564$139,050
2Lower Brule Farm Corp *Fort Pierre, SD 57532$129,089
3Diamond Ring Farm *Midland, SD 57552$113,122
4Crow Creek Farms Inc *Fort Thompson, SD 57339$89,782
5Peterson Farms *Hitchcock, SD 57348$80,515
6Heine Farms *Fordyce, NE 68736$79,760
7Berbos Farms *Port Charlotte, FL 33948$73,680
8River View Farms *Platte, SD 57369$73,560
9Dakota Grain Ent *South Shore, SD 57263$71,883
10Marshall Brothers *Hitchcock, SD 57348$54,680
11Hexad Farms *Parker, SD 57053$52,830
12Wells Land Company Inc *Wolsey, SD 57384$51,802
13Kenneth R Huse & Sons *Onida, SD 57564$51,544
14Pillote Farms *Michigamme, MI 49861$49,270
15Yackley Ranches *Onida, SD 57564$45,753
16Dwayne Kerwin PedersonWorthing, SD 57077$44,897
17Bixler Land *Hitchcock, SD 57348$44,839
18Evelyn June PedersonWorthing, SD 57077$44,814
19Leiferman Brothers Prt *Brookings, SD 57006$44,334
20Brock Winande MillanMitchell, SD 57301$44,017

* 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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