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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,381

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Hand County, South Dakota totaled $177,147,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Wagner Farms *Miller, SD 57362$3,710,090
2Pugh Bros *Miller, SD 57362$3,454,737
3Koeck Brothers *St Lawrence, SD 57373$2,891,543
4Fulton Ranch Inc *Miller, SD 57362$2,735,098
5Millerdale Hutterian Brethren Inc *Miller, SD 57362$2,131,923
6Bertsch Ranch *Miller, SD 57362$2,082,345
7P J Werdel & Sons Inc *Ree Heights, SD 57371$2,036,535
8P Spear Ranch Inc *Ree Heights, SD 57371$1,977,032
9Martinmaas Dairy Inc *Orient, SD 57467$1,898,295
10Harrell Bros *Miller, SD 57362$1,813,342
11Nelson Brothers Partnership *Miller, SD 57362$1,726,486
12Schlechter Farms *Orient, SD 57467$1,700,590
13Thomas MorogSt Lawrence, SD 57373$1,690,274
14Renae Veskrna MorogSaint Lawrence, SD 57373$1,683,703
15Brueggeman Brothers *Miller, SD 57362$1,654,782
16Hurd Farm Inc *Rockham, SD 57470$1,627,316
17David FremarkSaint Lawrence, SD 57373$1,598,809
18Clements Farms *Miller, SD 57362$1,547,818
19Kent A BertschSaint Lawrence, SD 57373$1,540,189
20Clarence H Wagner Living TrustMiller, SD 57362$1,490,985

* 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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