Agricultural Conservation Program in McPherson County, South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 69

Recipients of Agricultural Conservation Program from farms in McPherson County, South Dakota totaled $71,683 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Agricultural Conservation Program
1Melvin & Clarence Kessler *Leola, SD 57456$8,373
2Randell W ZantowMina, SD 57451$7,035
3Ronnie L Schumack And Peggy L SchLeola, SD 57456$3,486
4James E GoebelLeola, SD 57456$2,839
5Darwin Edwin AmanEureka, SD 57437$2,686
6Kevin J KallasLeola, SD 57456$2,378
7The Lr Corporation *Aberdeen, SD 57402$2,234
8Grass Land Hutterian Brethren Inc *Westport, SD 57481$2,056
9Merle M MeierLonglake, SD 57457$2,034
10Earl J RottLeola, SD 57456$2,029
11Dale E DockterEureka, SD 57437$1,959
12Melvin KallasWetonka, SD 57481$1,897
13Sigurd C FlakollForbes, ND 58439$1,739
14Gary L RitterhouseEureka, SD 57437$1,706
15Lloyd L BinderLeola, SD 57456$1,554
16Weiszhaar Farms Inc *Leola, SD 57456$1,500
17Leo E VilhauerLeola, SD 57456$1,469
18Arnold LundersAberdeen, SD 57401$1,311
19Allen HiebHosmer, SD 57448$1,290
20Vernon R KelleyLakeville, MN 55044$1,123

* 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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