Wheat Subsidies in Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 36,650

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Montana totaled $3,829,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1995-2020
1Dnrc Trust Land Management - ExemHelena, MT 59620$17,245,352
2S Farms *Miles City, MT 59301$4,903,198
3Patriot Farms *Billings, MT 59107$4,161,820
4Dept Of Natural Resources & ConseHelena, MT 59620$3,683,670
5Torgerson Farms Partnership *Ethridge, MT 59435$3,109,868
6Jsks Pattison Ptnrshp *Havre, MT 59501$2,844,520
7K B Farming *Conrad, MT 59425$2,807,994
8Schuler Bros *Carter, MT 59420$2,802,724
9D B Kraft Farms *Cut Bank, MT 59427$2,692,077
10Bliss Farms Partnership *Conrad, MT 59425$2,630,267
11Becker Farming *Billings, MT 59101$2,484,486
12Krd Farms *Fort Benton, MT 59442$2,421,873
13Kolstad Farms *Ledger, MT 59456$2,421,146
14North Harlem Farming Partnership *Harlem, MT 59526$2,334,259
15Neufeld Farms Partnership *Larslan, MT 59244$2,296,160
16Bowman Farms II *Belt, MT 59412$2,222,582
17Eaton & Sons *Lindsay, MT 59339$2,197,093
18M & M Enterprises Dba Mcrae & Mcr *Dutton, MT 59433$2,184,420
19Singleton Farms *Miles City, MT 59301$2,119,904
20Cgw Farms *Fort Benton, MT 59442$2,081,914

* 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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