Emergency Conservation in Montana, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 28

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Montana totaled $432,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
2020
1Calf Creek Cattle Company LLCSand Springs, MT 59077$141,848
2Padlock Ranch Co *Ranchester, WY 82839$95,245
3Independence Bank **Havre, MT 59501$61,271
4Trent SizemoreBillings, MT 59108$19,160
5Orville & Arlene Skogen Dba Skoge *Fort Shaw, MT 59443$17,058
6Bill HarrisWinnett, MT 59087$12,522
7Les-terr Farms *Ledger, MT 59456$10,730
8Tim NeumanGreat Falls, MT 59404$10,322
9Bowles J5 Reds Inc *Chinook, MT 59523$9,254
10Michael D PowellChinook, MT 59523$6,725
11Lewis John KrutzfeldtPowderville, MT 59345$6,669
12Karen KrutzfeldtPowderville, MT 59345$6,669
13Joseph M TothHavre, MT 59501$6,310
14Blenton Ranch Co Dba Flying ShithAugusta, MT 59410$6,157
15David B DuttonSand Springs, MT 59077$5,688
16Jeffrey W SatherHarlem, MT 59526$4,679
17Merja Farms Inc *Sun River, MT 59483$3,870
18Frank B OvercastChinook, MT 59523$3,145
19Marcia OvercastChinook, MT 59523$3,144
20Philip Leidholt Inc *Miles City, MT 59301$2,458

* 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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