Subtotal, Disaster Payments in Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 8 of 8

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in Lewis and Clark County, Montana totaled $91,762 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
2019
1James T WeisnerAugusta, MT 59410$21,890
2Philip R WirthWolf Creek, MT 59648$21,500
3Sharlee HamiltonAugusta, MT 59410$17,307
4Justin C KrauseAugusta, MT 59410$14,152
5Kyle R GeiseAugusta, MT 59410$9,722
6Fechter Farms LLCAugusta, MT 59410$3,688
7Charles F MelaneyWolf Creek, MT 59648$3,013
8Ronald K Ingersoll Dba IngersollWolf Creek, MT 59648$490

* 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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