Conservation Reserve Program in Montana, 2022

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,361

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Montana totaled $23,601,000 in in 2022.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Schmechel Farming PartnershipHelena, MT 59601$177,164
2Miller RanchHarlowton, MT 59036$139,172
3Harvey & Patrice Kountz JvBrockway, MT 59214$136,033
4Fort Belknap Indian CommHarlem, MT 59526$117,312
5Standley Brothers PartnershipCascade, MT 59421$111,812
6Timothy Dale ScheeleHavre, MT 59501$107,662
7, $95,676
8Moose Farms IncFrazer, MT 59225$87,173
9R & S GrainShelby, MT 59474$87,107
10M & M FarmsShelby, MT 59474$84,525
11Fort Peck TribesPoplar, MT 59255$82,381
12Nelson Homestead FarmConrad, MT 59425$79,656
13Joan SchwersBig Timber, MT 59011$75,918
14Wasson Ranch IncWhitewater, MT 59544$72,105
15Tbm FarmsRiddleton, TN 37151$68,740
16Lazy Yb Land & CattleBig Sandy, MT 59520$67,952
17Jared KountzBrockway, MT 59214$64,977
18Melissa KountzBrockway, MT 59214$64,977
19B & L FarmsPower, MT 59468$62,135
20, $59,321

* 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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