Total Conservation Programs in South Dakota, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 41,518

Recipients of Total Conservation Programs from farms in South Dakota totaled $2,092,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Conservation Programs
1Sd Building AuthoritySioux Falls, SD 57117$31,038,672
2Sisseton-wahpeton OyateAgency Village, SD 57262$5,984,136
3Lower Brule Sioux TribeLower Brule, SD 57548$4,691,628
4Elm Creek FarmsSturgis, SD 57785$2,757,698
5River View FarmsPlatte, SD 57369$2,243,617
6Mitchell-broadview LlpMalibu, CA 90265$1,891,631
7Vernon Amick & SonsLetcher, SD 57359$1,717,770
8Steven T HorningWatertown, SD 57201$1,418,598
9Clinton L CaldwellFort Pierre, SD 57532$1,404,175
10Bureau Of Indian AffairsWinnebago, NE 68071$1,401,472
11Jerry PattersonKadoka, SD 57543$1,307,983
12Dean N SchumacherEureka, SD 57437$1,271,197
13Harold KrageWestport, SD 57481$1,231,363
14Jerome HansonWebster, SD 57274$1,219,157
15Sandal And Sandal FarmFort Pierre, SD 57532$1,197,068
16Hansmeier & Son IncBristol, SD 57219$1,185,627
17Horning LLCWatertown, SD 57201$1,183,579
18Bradley BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,175,911
19Steinco LLCWatertown, SD 57201$1,142,907
20Wayne BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,139,855

* 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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