Sunflower Subsidies in Shannon County, South Dakota, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 85

Recipients of Sunflower Subsidies from farms in Shannon County, South Dakota totaled $2,163,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sunflower Subsidies
1Douglas R NelsonGordon, NE 69343$89,734
2Gary E NelsonGordon, NE 69343$85,643
3R-five Inc *Gordon, NE 69343$80,873
4Ronald And Donna Jensen Living TrGordon, NE 69343$67,113
5Kenneth ShepardsonRapid City, SD 57703$52,294
6Dave EngelHemingford, NE 69348$52,020
7Kelly JensenGordon, NE 69343$50,683
8Neal H ChristianGordon, NE 69343$42,197
9Mcdermott Marshall Farms Inc *Gordon, NE 69343$38,403
10Stephen R SatterleeSpearfish, SD 57783$30,875
11Stuart Allen JohnsonRushville, NE 69360$24,281
12Shirley Ann JohnsonRushville, NE 69360$24,281
13Jensen Farm & Ranch LLC *Gordon, NE 69343$23,204
14Roffers' Ranch, L.l.c. *Gordon, NE 69343$22,622
15Loren SwickGreeley, CO 80634$12,166
16Larry SwickGordon, NE 69343$11,988
17Rex NelsonBatesland, SD 57716$11,371
18Winston NelsonGordon, NE 69343$11,270
19John SchelskeHermosa, SD 57744$10,781
20Ralph SchelskeReliance, SD 57569$10,779

* 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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