Conservation Reserve Program in Montana, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 18,331

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Montana totaled $2,279,000,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Dnrc Trust Land Management - ExemHelena, MT 59620$31,584,008
2Montana Board Of Investments - SeSaint Paul, MN 55170$23,447,815
3Fort Belknap Indian CommHarlem, MT 59526$4,226,279
4Dept Of Natural Resources & Conservation Trust LanHelena, MT 59620$4,015,210
5Fort Peck TribesPoplar, MT 59255$3,712,374
6S FarmsMiles City, MT 59301$3,090,827
7Miller RanchHarlowton, MT 59036$2,908,441
8Carol Beasley & Peggy Taylor Et ARiddleton, TN 37151$2,598,045
9Standley Brothers PartnershipCascade, MT 59421$2,495,021
10Aageson Grain & CattleGildford, MT 59525$2,321,775
11Ralph Johnson FarmsCut Bank, MT 59427$2,224,543
12M & M FarmsShelby, MT 59474$2,045,566
13Vande Sandt BrothersGildford, MT 59525$2,042,234
14Nessan Brothers AgBillings, MT 59102$2,031,178
15Harvey & Patrice Kountz JvBrockway, MT 59214$1,992,886
16D B Kraft FarmsCut Bank, MT 59427$1,960,745
17Cgw FarmsFort Benton, MT 59442$1,915,108
18Hadford Farm PartnershipRudyard, MT 59540$1,893,439
19Earl Schwartz CoKenmare, ND 58746$1,860,425
20Highlander FarmMiles City, MT 59301$1,850,403

* 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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