Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) payments in Montana totaled $1.4 million from 1995-2020‡.

Counties in Montana Receiving Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) payments, 1995-2020‡

Rank County Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
Pct of
1Montana NRCS$1,108,71378.3%78.3%
2Golden Valley County, Montana$82,3715.8%84.1%
3Custer County, Montana$37,0082.6%86.7%
4Fergus County, Montana$20,0001.4%88.1%
5Madison County, Montana$19,7491.4%89.5%
6Park County, Montana$18,8201.3%90.8%
7Powder River County, Montana$17,9801.3%92.1%
8Hill County, Montana$15,8101.1%93.2%
9Cascade County, Montana$14,8161.0%94.3%
10Sheridan County, Montana$12,3320.9%95.1%
11Powell County, Montana$10,6200.7%95.9%
12Lake County, Montana$8,3990.6%96.5%
13Ravalli County, Montana$8,1000.6%97.0%
14Wheatland County, Montana$7,2320.5%97.6%
15Petroleum County, Montana$6,2610.4%98.0%
16Richland County, Montana$5,4600.4%98.4%
17Teton County, Montana$5,3210.4%98.8%
18Gallatin County, Montana$4,0920.3%99.0%
19Daniels County, Montana$3,7130.3%99.3%
20Phillips County, Montana$2,4000.2%99.5%
21Pondera County, Montana$2,2460.2%99.6%
22Valley County, Montana$2,0950.1%99.8%
23Glacier County, Montana$1,1400.1%99.9%
24Yellowstone County, Montana$7630.1%99.9%
25Carter County, Montana$6750.0%100.0%
26Toole County, Montana$4340.0%100.0%

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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