Subtotal, Conservation Programs in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 44,351

Recipients of Subtotal, Conservation Programs from farms in South Dakota totaled $2,026,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1Sd Building AuthoritySioux Falls, SD 57117$31,038,672
2Sisseton-wahpeton Oyate *Agency Village, SD 57262$5,176,714
3Lower Brule Sioux Tribe *Lower Brule, SD 57548$4,428,909
4Elm Creek Farms *Sturgis, SD 57785$2,612,309
5River View Farms *Platte, SD 57369$2,029,127
6Vernon Amick & Sons *Letcher, SD 57359$1,806,661
7Mitchell-broadview Llp *Malibu, CA 90265$1,748,264
8Bureau Of Indian Affairs *Pendleton, OR 97801$1,417,763
9Steven T HorningWatertown, SD 57201$1,335,135
10Clinton L CaldwellFort Pierre, SD 57532$1,324,383
11Jerry PattersonKadoka, SD 57543$1,208,160
12Dean N SchumacherEureka, SD 57437$1,175,292
13Harold KrageWestport, SD 57481$1,136,673
14Jerome HansonWebster, SD 57274$1,125,836
15Bradley BeslerBison, SD 57620$1,113,727
16Sandal And Sandal Farm *Fort Pierre, SD 57532$1,110,399
17Hansmeier & Son Inc *Bristol, SD 57219$1,090,760
18Horning LLC *Watertown, SD 57201$1,085,587
19Prince & Sons Inc *Fort Pierre, SD 57532$1,064,601
20Steinco LLC *Watertown, SD 57201$1,044,411

* 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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