Emergency Conservation in Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 37

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Lewis and Clark County, Montana totaled $308,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Arthur D ThompsonWolf Creek, MT 59648$59,130
2Mcdonough Family Land LpWolf Creek, MT 59648$39,527
3Ronald K Ingersoll Dba IngersollWolf Creek, MT 59648$27,492
4James T WeisnerAugusta, MT 59410$21,890
5Brown Family Investments LLCHelena, MT 59602$17,652
6Sharlee HamiltonAugusta, MT 59410$17,307
7Justin C KrauseAugusta, MT 59410$14,152
8Kyle R GeiseAugusta, MT 59410$9,722
9Philip R WirthWolf Creek, MT 59648$9,579
10Charles F MelaneyWolf Creek, MT 59648$8,818
11Hicks Ranch LLC *Wolf Creek, MT 59648$7,139
12Running W Cattle Co *Helena, MT 59602$6,159
13Dan BarrettAugusta, MT 59410$5,528
14Dan A LevineWolf Creek, MT 59648$5,013
15Russell R BloomSimms, MT 59477$4,983
16Gary MurphyWolf Creek, MT 59648$4,773
17Wearley Ranch Inc *Augusta, MT 59410$3,891
18James P TroyAugusta, MT 59410$3,856
19Mike BayHelena, MT 59601$3,759
20Fechter Farms LLCAugusta, MT 59410$3,688

* 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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