Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) in Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 7 of 7

Recipients of Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE) from farms in Lewis and Clark County, Montana totaled $701,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE)
1Milford Colony Inc *Wolf Creek, MT 59648$201,000
2Elk Creek Colony Inc *Augusta, MT 59410$194,086
3William J Foster JrEast Helena, MT 59635$135,393
4Flat Creek Farms Inc *Wolf Creek, MT 59648$106,671
5Gary DoblerEast Helena, MT 59635$53,117
6Rigler Family LLC *East Helena, MT 59635$8,010
7Richard N ArtzAugusta, MT 59410$2,742

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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