Conservation payments in Montana totaled $2.4 billion from 1995-2019‡.

Counties in Montana Receiving Subtotal, Conservation Programs payments, 1995-2019‡

Rank County Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1995-2019‡
Pct of
Total
Running
Percentage
1Hill County, Montana$208,424,3558.6%8.6%
2Chouteau County, Montana$196,906,7228.1%16.7%
3Toole County, Montana$123,834,2325.1%21.8%
4Valley County, Montana$123,096,5225.1%26.9%
5Montana NRCS$119,560,3654.9%31.8%
6Blaine County, Montana$108,582,4114.5%36.3%
7Roosevelt County, Montana$106,839,8714.4%40.7%
8Phillips County, Montana$105,987,4254.4%45.0%
9Teton County, Montana$105,953,7974.4%49.4%
10Liberty County, Montana$98,847,9304.1%53.5%
11Daniels County, Montana$97,139,7444.0%57.5%
12Sheridan County, Montana$94,834,5173.9%61.4%
13McCone County, Montana$86,653,7193.6%64.9%
14Richland County, Montana$73,713,4863.0%68.0%
15Pondera County, Montana$67,529,3122.8%70.8%
16Dawson County, Montana$61,123,6362.5%73.3%
17Cascade County, Montana$59,871,1942.5%75.7%
18Glacier County, Montana$59,543,6252.5%78.2%
19Garfield County, Montana$46,794,7221.9%80.1%
20Fergus County, Montana$43,475,6571.8%81.9%
21Yellowstone County, Montana$39,318,7971.6%83.5%
22Stillwater County, Montana$34,801,3771.4%85.0%
23Golden Valley County, Montana$33,334,1831.4%86.3%
24Rosebud County, Montana$31,349,3991.3%87.6%
25Prairie County, Montana$28,223,3581.2%88.8%
26Musselshell County, Montana$27,071,7671.1%89.9%
27Fallon County, Montana$26,518,8421.1%91.0%
28Big Horn County, Montana$24,657,4141.0%92.0%
29Wheatland County, Montana$23,482,7681.0%93.0%
30Wibaux County, Montana$22,015,0490.9%93.9%
31Broadwater County, Montana$20,837,6470.9%94.7%
32Judith Basin County, Montana$20,731,3970.9%95.6%
33Carter County, Montana$13,835,6100.6%96.2%
34Custer County, Montana$11,118,7740.5%96.6%
35Carbon County, Montana$9,658,1660.4%97.0%
36Powder River County, Montana$8,739,1190.4%97.4%
37Park County, Montana$8,623,6900.4%97.7%
38Petroleum County, Montana$7,361,6820.3%98.0%
39Madison County, Montana$6,597,6200.3%98.3%
40Gallatin County, Montana$6,283,5710.3%98.6%
41Meagher County, Montana$5,263,8000.2%98.8%
42Lewis and Clark County, Montana$5,080,8020.2%99.0%
43Jefferson County, Montana$4,202,7110.2%99.2%
44Sweet Grass County, Montana$3,074,9560.1%99.3%
45Flathead County, Montana$2,642,3960.1%99.4%
46Beaverhead County, Montana$2,504,9920.1%99.5%
47Treasure County, Montana$2,089,3060.1%99.6%
48Ravalli County, Montana$1,955,3590.1%99.7%
49Granite County, Montana$1,890,7760.1%99.7%
50Sanders County, Montana$1,498,6760.1%99.8%
51Lake County, Montana$1,490,2300.1%99.9%
52Powell County, Montana$1,409,2780.1%99.9%
53Missoula County, Montana$537,5430.0%100.0%
54Deer Lodge County, Montana$391,1400.0%100.0%
55Lincoln County, Montana$367,3850.0%100.0%
56Mineral County, Montana$314,7870.0%100.0%
57Silver Bow County, Montana$87,4000.0%100.0%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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