Conservation Reserve Program in Montana, 2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,011

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Montana totaled $20,634,000 in in 2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Standley Brothers PartnershipCascade, MT 59421$136,815
25 R Land & Cattle IncGalata, MT 59444$133,862
3Fort Belknap Indian CommHarlem, MT 59526$119,518
4Miller RanchHarlowton, MT 59036$109,764
5Schmechel Farming PartnershipHelena, MT 59601$105,433
6Harvey & Patrice Kountz JvBrockway, MT 59214$100,842
7M & M FarmsShelby, MT 59474$100,507
8R & S GrainShelby, MT 59474$89,257
9Fort Peck TribesPoplar, MT 59255$80,757
10Kenneth FerestadScobey, MT 59263$76,567
11Susan FerestadScobey, MT 59263$76,567
12Timberline Farm & Ranch, Ltd CoMelstone, MT 59054$71,631
13Jared KountzBrockway, MT 59214$66,646
14Melissa KountzBrockway, MT 59214$66,646
15Oestman PartnershipWray, CO 80758$63,732
16B & L FarmsPower, MT 59468$62,135
17Nelson Homestead FarmConrad, MT 59425$61,802
18Laura J Kasseth-kingHelena, MT 59602$59,890
19Crandell Farms LLCScobey, MT 59263$58,267
20John L KingHelena, MT 59602$57,583

* 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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