Deficiency Payments in Blaine County, Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 407

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Blaine County, Montana totaled $640,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Briese Brothers *Havre, MT 59501$28,518
2Frey Brothers *Harlem, MT 59526$24,886
3Larry J & Gene C Billmayer Ptr *Hogeland, MT 59529$17,525
4H & H Farms DeletedHarlem, MT 59526$13,528
5North Harlem Farming Partnership *Harlem, MT 59526$10,315
6Henke Land & Grain *Chester, MT 59522$9,967
7Rasmussen Rentals *Chinook, MT 59523$9,943
8Knute KulbeckHarlem, MT 59526$9,041
9Aaron LacoxHogeland, MT 59529$8,166
10Thomas NeibauerChinook, MT 59523$7,746
11Jerry L LankfordDodson, MT 59524$7,651
12Thomas R ParnellHarlem, MT 59526$7,257
13Olszewski Farms Inc *Hogeland, MT 59529$6,926
14Billmayer Farms *Hogeland, MT 59529$6,757
15T & J Lankford Farms Inc *Dodson, MT 59524$6,338
16Eugene SanguinsTurner, MT 59542$6,252
17G & S Partners *Hogeland, MT 59529$6,132
18Maddox Ranch Company *Chinook, MT 59523$5,605
19Jim HeilmanHarlem, MT 59526$5,532
20Sidney R EgbertTurner, MT 59542$5,438

* 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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