Total Direct Payments in Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 28,589

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Montana totaled $1,095,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Dnrc Trust Land Management - ExemHelena, MT 59620$7,985,369
2S Farms *Miles City, MT 59301$2,408,073
3Patriot Farms *Billings, MT 59107$1,399,547
4D B Kraft Farms *Cut Bank, MT 59427$1,385,369
5Torgerson Farms Partnership *Ethridge, MT 59435$1,345,218
6Bowman Farms II *Belt, MT 59412$1,317,079
7Schuler Bros *Carter, MT 59420$1,230,869
8K B Farming *Conrad, MT 59425$1,210,991
9Bliss Farms Partnership *Conrad, MT 59425$1,164,578
10Eaton & Sons *Lindsay, MT 59339$1,150,432
11North Harlem Farming Partnership *Harlem, MT 59526$1,125,002
12Neufeld Farms Partnership *Larslan, MT 59244$1,083,770
13Becker Farming *Billings, MT 59101$1,076,297
14Jsks Pattison Ptnrshp *Havre, MT 59501$1,035,103
15Eney Farms *Cut Bank, MT 59427$1,017,512
16Spring Coulee Land & Cattle *Highwood, MT 59450$933,307
17Kolstad Farms *Ledger, MT 59456$926,544
18D D & J Farms *Kremlin, MT 59532$849,730
193x Farms *Chinook, MT 59523$827,799
20Johnson Farms *Kremlin, MT 59532$825,666

* 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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