Wheat Subsidies in South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 48,474

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in South Dakota totaled $2,411,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1995-2020
1Mike Ogan Farms Partnership *Pierre, SD 57501$4,435,029
2Kenneth R Huse & Sons *Onida, SD 57564$4,078,381
3Lnl Partnership *Pierre, SD 57501$4,031,571
4Kjerstad Farm Partnership *Quinn, SD 57775$3,583,787
5Wittler Joint Venture *Onida, SD 57564$3,463,540
6Diamond Ring Farm *Midland, SD 57552$3,399,426
7Yackley Ranches *Onida, SD 57564$3,293,836
8Three B Farms Partnership *Gettysburg, SD 57442$2,761,265
9Rex & Leann Haskins Joint Venture *Pierre, SD 57501$2,300,216
10Mundt Brothers *Agar, SD 57520$2,082,816
11Buhler & Buhler Enterprises *Onida, SD 57564$2,047,352
12Matzen Partnership *Onida, SD 57564$1,714,718
13Oberlander Farms *New Underwood, SD 57761$1,645,525
14Hand Bros Ptr *Midland, SD 57552$1,600,531
15Wood Family Joint Venture *Hobart, OK 73651$1,576,040
16Kroeplin Farms General Partnershi *Highmore, SD 57345$1,542,137
17Kinkler Farm Partnership *Onida, SD 57564$1,503,085
18S & S Farms *Harrold, SD 57536$1,471,806
19Ferguson Farms *Witten, SD 57584$1,394,749
20Tim & Diane Olson Partnership *Hayes, SD 57537$1,391,693

* 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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