Corn Subsidies in Hand County, South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,150

Recipients of Corn Subsidies from farms in Hand County, South Dakota totaled $172,311,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Corn Subsidies
1Pugh Bros *Miller, SD 57362$1,240,884
2Fulton Ranch Inc *Miller, SD 57362$782,614
3Bertsch Ranch *Miller, SD 57362$706,297
4Nelson Brothers Partnership *Miller, SD 57362$642,928
5Hurd Farm Inc *Rockham, SD 57470$626,725
6Millerdale Hutterian Brethren Inc *Miller, SD 57362$606,563
7Koeck Brothers *St Lawrence, SD 57373$594,467
8David FremarkSaint Lawrence, SD 57373$587,127
9Wagner Farms *Miller, SD 57362$519,806
10Schaefers Farm *Orient, SD 57467$519,017
11Gerald T MehlingWessington, SD 57381$507,757
12Strasburg Inc *Harrisburg, SD 57032$507,449
13P J Werdel & Sons Inc *Ree Heights, SD 57371$501,051
14Bottum Brothers Partnership *Tulare, SD 57476$470,568
15Martinmaas Dairy Inc *Orient, SD 57467$449,496
16Harrell Bros *Miller, SD 57362$440,065
17Brueggeman Brothers *Miller, SD 57362$438,122
18Kraig JacksonZell, SD 57469$436,335
19Clarence H Wagner Living TrustMiller, SD 57362$430,609
20Lori FremarkSaint Lawrence, SD 57373$419,591

* 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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