Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 81,418

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in South Dakota totaled $7,731,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2020
1Yackley Ranches *Onida, SD 57564$9,492,828
2River View Farms *Platte, SD 57369$7,683,808
3Wittler Joint Venture *Onida, SD 57564$7,199,488
4Kenneth R Huse & Sons *Onida, SD 57564$6,973,587
5Mike Ogan Farms Partnership *Pierre, SD 57501$6,948,725
6Lower Brule Farm Corp *Fort Pierre, SD 57532$6,308,652
7Three B Farms Partnership *Gettysburg, SD 57442$6,282,168
8Locken Farms *Bath, SD 57427$5,821,288
9Mayclin Farms Partnership *Plankinton, SD 57368$5,587,347
10Kjerstad Farm Partnership *Quinn, SD 57775$5,168,772
11Swenson Partnership *Wessington Springs, SD 57382$4,612,652
12Lnl Partnership *Pierre, SD 57501$4,593,760
13Peterson Farms *Hitchcock, SD 57348$4,466,620
14Mundt Brothers *Agar, SD 57520$4,382,542
15Buhler & Buhler Enterprises *Onida, SD 57564$4,206,952
16Jes Farms Partnership *Pierre, SD 57501$4,041,043
17Pbp Farms *Hurley, SD 57036$3,829,062
18M & T Schanzenbach Farms *Wetonka, SD 57481$3,755,944
19Berbos Farms *Port Charlotte, FL 33948$3,715,746
20Wagner Farms *Miller, SD 57362$3,710,090

* 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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