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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,744

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Brown County, South Dakota totaled $414,429,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Locken Farms *Bath, SD 57427$5,282,545
2Berbos Farms *Port Charlotte, FL 33948$3,714,774
3M & T Schanzenbach Farms *Wetonka, SD 57481$3,529,667
4Braun Joint Venture *Warner, SD 57479$3,236,466
5Craig & Kirk Schaunaman *Aberdeen, SD 57401$2,751,895
6Sumption Farms *Frederick, SD 57441$2,746,368
7Hutterville South Dakota Inc *Stratford, SD 57474$2,409,332
8Arne SvarstadAberdeen, SD 57401$2,260,294
9Bretsch Farms Inc *Frederick, SD 57441$2,044,105
104l Farms *Columbia, SD 57433$1,936,152
11Gregory L OddeWestport, SD 57481$1,868,618
12Lawrence George CookWestport, SD 57481$1,863,848
13Ellwein's Farm *Barnard, SD 57426$1,839,770
14Rix Farms Inc *Groton, SD 57445$1,829,755
15Gengerke Farms Inc *Groton, SD 57445$1,829,521
16Bev SvarstadAberdeen, SD 57401$1,821,403
17Christopher John OddeWestport, SD 57481$1,754,103
18Bret FliehsGroton, SD 57445$1,736,349
19Abeln Farm Inc *Groton, SD 57445$1,700,531
20Kienow Farms Inc *Aberdeen, SD 57401$1,685,467

* 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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