Direct Payment Program in South Dakota, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 47,819

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in South Dakota totaled $1,571,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1Lower Brule Farm CorpFort Pierre, SD 57532$1,975,886
2Yackley RanchesOnida, SD 57564$1,554,835
3Randall Ag VenturesCanistota, SD 57012$1,383,530
4Jes Farms PartnershipPierre, SD 57501$1,325,575
5River View FarmsPlatte, SD 57369$1,216,096
6Sylte FarmsIpswich, SD 57451$1,126,486
7Locken FarmsBath, SD 57427$1,121,325
8Kjerstad Farm PartnershipQuinn, SD 57775$1,116,500
9Pbp FarmsHurley, SD 57036$1,072,914
10Peterson FarmsHitchcock, SD 57348$1,014,555
11Mike Ogan Farms PartnershipPierre, SD 57501$1,012,972
12Geraets BrothersDell Rapids, SD 57022$1,009,022
13Kenneth R Huse & SonsOnida, SD 57564$972,431
14Hand Bros PtrMidland, SD 57552$953,895
15Three B Farms PartnershipGettysburg, SD 57442$952,530
16Wittler Joint VentureOnida, SD 57564$943,663
17Lnl PartnershipPierre, SD 57501$913,426
18Ajb PartnershipRoscoe, SD 57471$910,924
19Hexad FarmsParker, SD 57053$893,598
20Jorgensen Land & Cattle PartIdeal, SD 57541$886,944

* 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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