Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 46,515

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Montana totaled $3,703,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1995-2020
1Dnrc Trust Land Management - ExemHelena, MT 59620$21,205,290
2Stockman Bank **Plentywood, MT 59254$9,745,686
3Independence Bank **Havre, MT 59501$5,509,001
4S Farms *Miles City, MT 59301$5,031,866
5Patriot Farms *Billings, MT 59107$4,817,922
6Dept Of Natural Resources & ConseHelena, MT 59620$4,478,790
7Northwest Farm Credit Services Pc **Great Falls, MT 59405$4,119,906
8Torgerson Farms Partnership *Ethridge, MT 59435$4,089,479
9K B Farming *Conrad, MT 59425$3,504,514
10D B Kraft Farms *Cut Bank, MT 59427$3,403,833
11Schuler Bros *Carter, MT 59420$3,319,632
12Bliss Farms Partnership *Conrad, MT 59425$3,286,913
13Jsks Pattison Ptnrshp *Havre, MT 59501$3,051,991
14Bowman Farms II *Belt, MT 59412$3,010,472
15Neufeld Farms Partnership *Larslan, MT 59244$3,004,527
16Krd Farms *Fort Benton, MT 59442$2,964,158
17Becker Farming *Billings, MT 59101$2,919,329
18Kolstad Farms *Ledger, MT 59456$2,858,200
19North Harlem Farming Partnership *Harlem, MT 59526$2,815,653
20Eaton & Sons *Lindsay, MT 59339$2,774,020

* 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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