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Working for Montana Agriculture

Between 2014 and 2021, every federal dollar of conservation easement financing invested in Montana’s farms and ranches through the ALE program yielded $1.89 of economic activity. All told, this $109 million investment:

  • Produced a total economic impact of $182 million,
  • Supported 1,057 local jobs and $41.5 million in labor income, and
  • Contributed $99 million to the state’s GDP.