Total Conservation Programs in South Dakota, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 13,715

Recipients of Total Conservation Programs from farms in South Dakota totaled $98,893,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Conservation Programs
1Sisseton-wahpeton OyateAgency Village, SD 57262$402,116
2Lower Brule Wildlife DeptLower Brule, SD 57548$232,457
3Dakota Prairie Bank **Presho, SD 57568$171,431
4Mitchell-broadview LlpHecla, SD 57446$131,649
5Lower Brule Sioux TribeLower Brule, SD 57548$126,680
6River View FarmsPlatte, SD 57369$116,450
7Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$103,198
8Ross & Janice Williams JvPhilip, SD 57567$98,566
9Bailey Farms Gen PrtnWatauga, SD 57660$98,328
10Elm Creek FarmsSturgis, SD 57785$94,441
11Lyle SchaunamanAberdeen, SD 57401$92,426
12Lois Hall Land Limited PartnershipMidland, SD 57552$81,641
13R & D MarshallHitchcock, SD 57348$80,528
14R & M Rose RanchHayes, SD 57537$80,386
15Drummond-foster Partners LtdAnson, TX 79501$76,974
16Swanson Real Estate Limited Partnership IIAberdeen, SD 57401$72,872
17Farm Credit Services Of America **Lawton, IA 51030$72,201
18Sandal And Sandal FarmFort Pierre, SD 57532$71,828
19Fodness Family PtnrSioux Falls, SD 57106$70,495
20Fred Mac McquistionPierre, SD 57501$69,571

* 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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