Wetlands Reserve Program in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 193

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in South Dakota totaled $10,541,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Blythe B BiegingHyattsville, MD 20783$1,002,998
2Joel WilletteWatertown,, SD 57201$514,053
3Monroe Mcdonough GoldschmiTucson, AZ 85718$494,680
4Blue & Haeder Law OfficeHuron, SD 57350$430,805
5Kevin KonoldClear Lake,, SD 57226$393,263
6Dale BarlageGreen Valley, AZ 85622$385,700
7David D AllenAkron, IA 51001$378,190
8Lorin FliehsClaremont, SD 57432$370,700
9Orland Hutterian Brethren *Montrose, SD 57048$367,508
10Schmucker Paul Nohr & AssoMitchell, SD 57301$356,898
11State Bank Of Wheaton *Wheaton, MN 56296$288,168
12Kendall StoddardFrederick, SD 57441$243,593
13Aaron Fredrick KemnitzClaire City, SD 57224$238,619
14Adolf L ZossLetcher, SD 57359$238,140
15Harvey Lawrence YoungbergYankton, SD 57078$229,063
16Bradley Joseph HemmerDell Rapids, SD 57026$228,096
17Kevin Rouse-rouse Law FirmMinneaplois, MN 55441$220,481
18Dean PloosterHarrison, SD 57344$212,606
19Dacotah BankAberdeen, SD 57401$200,000
20Steve HemmerColman, SD 57017$191,606

* 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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