Livestock Subsidies in Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 18,043

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Montana totaled $360,838,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Dan BirdCut Bank, MT 59427$866,128
2Lane Associates *Livingston, MT 59047$712,333
3Rumney Ranch *Cut Bank, MT 59427$622,659
4Patterson Land & Livestock Co *Custer, MT 59024$557,705
5Tranel Ranch *Billings, MT 59106$521,982
6Hansen Livestock *Dillon, MT 59725$520,818
7Helle Livestock *Dillon, MT 59725$497,675
8Huntsman Ranch Co *Dell, MT 59724$494,745
9Cremer Ranch *Melville, MT 59055$494,183
10Holland Ranch *Dillon, MT 59725$493,967
1140 Mile Colony Ranch Inc *Lodge Grass, MT 59050$480,302
12Robert E Wellman JrValier, MT 59486$479,858
13Peggy FredericksBusby, MT 59016$476,960
14Hannah Lorraine RumneyCut Bank, MT 59427$473,841
15Miller Ranch *Harlowton, MT 59036$470,724
16Lee Martinell Co *Dell, MT 59724$458,048
17Polite A PepionBrowning, MT 59417$450,568
18C H Land & Cattle Co *Dayton, WY 82836$446,882
19Stovall Ranches LLC *Billings, MT 59101$438,445
20Fredrick D Wacker And Gwendolyn K *Miles City, MT 59301$413,450

* 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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