Conservation Reserve Program in Wisconsin, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 48,162

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Wisconsin totaled $1,091,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Steven M ThalerChippewa Falls, WI 54729$1,436,740
2Greg J OimoenBlue Mounds, WI 53517$1,334,261
3Oneida NationSeymour, WI 54165$1,072,376
4Thomas PatznerPotosi, WI 53820$1,019,309
5Kh Farms LLCChicago, IL 60601$1,015,189
6Iowa County Rec & Prairie Restoration LtdMineral Point, WI 53565$985,967
7Klaisland FarmsStitzer, WI 53825$847,411
8Charlene JamesDarlington, WI 53530$841,533
9High Valley Farms IncCross Plains, WI 53528$830,128
10Erdman Real Estate Holdings LLCMiddleton, WI 53562$813,694
11Kurt J WedigMount Horeb, WI 53572$810,904
12Kenneth Van BogaertDarlington, WI 53530$796,820
13Stephen D CarpenterDarlington, WI 53530$787,946
14John & Barbara Schulte Living TruDarlington, WI 53530$781,723
15Dsg-evergreen Family Limited PartnershipMount Horeb, WI 53572$761,134
16Steven W Gorton - Steven W And Debra J Gorton TrusMonroe, WI 53566$753,067
17Schuelke Family TrustBarneveld, WI 53507$745,425
18Roderick J MatthewsMadison, WI 53703$716,543
19David ChambersDarlington, WI 53530$705,086
20Scott J WedigArgyle, WI 53504$684,403

* 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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