Production Flexibility Contracts in Golden Valley County, Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 179

Recipients of Production Flexibility Contracts from farms in Golden Valley County, Montana totaled $5,895,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Production Flexibility Contracts
1Snowy Mountain Farms *Lewistown, MT 59457$1,182,810
2Cremer Ranch *Melville, MT 59055$314,004
3Golden Valley Colony Inc *Ryegate, MT 59074$304,481
4Horpestad Ranch Inc *Lavina, MT 59046$187,694
5Dennis McdonaldMelville, MT 59055$171,454
6Horpestad Farms Inc *Lavina, MT 59046$170,130
7Fred T HorpestadLavina, MT 59046$170,130
8Patriot Farms *Billings, MT 59107$162,649
9Heiken Farms Inc *Lavina, MT 59046$143,819
10Cameron Creek Land *Great Falls, MT 59404$138,324
11Tracy J BeemanLavina, MT 59046$130,843
12William C RamageRyegate, MT 59074$127,124
13Schaff Farms Inc *Lavina, MT 59046$124,951
14Reuben PitschRyegate, MT 59074$123,711
15Locomotive Butte Farm Inc *Ryegate, MT 59074$109,213
16Zinne Land & Cattle Inc *Ryegate, MT 59074$101,631
17Coulee Hill Ranch *Ryegate, MT 59074$93,123
18Michael T SchmechelBillings, MT 59101$81,013
19Materials Bio Inc *Ryegate, MT 59074$76,301
20Romain Land And Cattle Limited Pa *Fort Benton, MT 59442$61,028

* 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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