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Paycheck Protection Plan Added $66K to Noem-Arnold Family Farm Income

Kristi Noem’s family continues to do its part to save South Dakota’s economy by claiming federal subsidies. According to, Racota Valley Ranch Partnership, the corporate entity under which Noem’s brothers do the actual farming that she hasn’t bothered with for over a decade, received $65,984 from the Paycheck Protection Program.

That’s on top of the $4,288,571 the Noem-Arnold farm-welfare kings had claimed in farm subsidies as of June 30, 2020. Those federal farm subsidies now total more than 51 times the amount of estate tax the Noem-Arnold family had to pay back in 1995.


  1. Monica Campbell 2021-07-23

    Sounds like a socialist to me.

  2. mike from iowa 2021-07-23

    In the real world someone like Noem would be expected to be excoriated for accepting government largesse on such a grand scale while they continually rail about socialism in America. But, Magats only seem to care if it is socialism when someone other than themselves gets it. Honest they ain’t.

  3. Porter Lansing 2021-07-23

    ha ha ha Racota? Is that a combination of Rat and Dakota?

  4. O 2021-07-23

    Did any of that 66K go toward continuing the employment/paychecks fo workers under the Gnome/Arnold management? Did it help a worker keep his/her job/income?

  5. S J 2021-12-16

    Of course like any true lefty, no one here bothered to look at what the subsidies are for. The link provided in the article lists small dollars for conservation subsidies – those are likely for providing public access to hunting land in public/private partnership, the ranch was afterall known as a hunting lodge after her father’s death. With 9800 acres, it can be a hunting lodge and a working farm. Disaster subsidies are crop damage insurance, premiums are paid to USDA for those and cover storm damage, etc. With 9800 acres, those claims look small. A growing crop is an asset and is always insured. The largest money is the commodity subsidies, there are a variety of possibilities on that, most commonly for the crops are sold to USAID for export/food support. I served on a multitude of military/deployment operations in Africa and the Middle East, the food provided by USAID was always purchased from US farmers and flown by the US Air Force on relief missions.

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