Wheat Subsidies in Niobrara County, Wyoming, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 155

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Niobrara County, Wyoming totaled $4,609,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Hester Farms Inc *Keeline, WY 82227$459,864
2Shawn C BrueggerKeeline, WY 82227$457,535
3Lee E TschacherManville, WY 82227$265,068
4Bruegger Ranch Inc *Keeline, WY 82227$245,449
5Bredthauer Farms *Lusk, WY 82225$231,255
6Twin Buttes Ranch Inc *Shawnee, WY 82229$201,649
7Brad ReeseShawnee, WY 82229$201,475
8Robert L FreemanKeeline, WY 82227$177,675
9Kenneth E GaukelKeeline, WY 82227$132,622
10Fred Bruegger JrKeeline, WY 82227$118,356
11Bruce M KilmerLusk, WY 82225$114,468
12Daniel GaukelKeeline, WY 82227$109,717
13Bruch Ranch Incorporated *Lusk, WY 82225$90,896
14Everett D KilmerLusk, WY 82225$69,449
15Rick ZerbeLusk, WY 82225$66,681
16Thomas A MarshikLusk, WY 82225$54,913
17Dale HytrekLusk, WY 82225$50,397
18Kurt F VenjohnPleasanton, NE 68866$43,998
19Pfister Brothers LLC *Lusk, WY 82225$43,895
20Ivan L EddyKeeline, WY 82227$42,316

* 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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