Water Bank Program in Grant County, South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 10 of 10

Recipients of Water Bank Program from farms in Grant County, South Dakota totaled $8,410 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Water Bank Program
1Fred EbensTwin Brooks, SD 57269$3,271
2Dr John E RittmannWatertown, SD 57201$1,168
3David J Van VeenMilbank, SD 57252$921
4Allison Farm Account *Ames, IA 50010$828
5Arlo A HaaseMilbank, SD 57252$553
6James CarlsonMilbank, SD 57252$474
7Eugene Louis BoergerMilbank, SD 57252$410
8Delores HaglundWilmot, SD 57279$330
9Arnold B HoltquistMilbank, SD 57252$324
10Ronald J MeisterMilbank, SD 57252$131

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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