Oat Subsidies in Massachusetts, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 17 of 17

Recipients of Oat Subsidies from farms in Massachusetts totaled $1,024 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Oat Subsidies
2018
1Michael BalawenderCheshire, MA 01225$274
2Gary M ShepardWest Stockbridge, MA 01266$207
3Henry M & Edward A Parsons *Westhampton, MA 01027$165
4Maple Shade Farm Inc *Sheffield, MA 01257$104
5Robert J WirtesLanesborough, MA 01237$81
6John P LopesFairhaven, MA 02719$35
7Michael Kosinski Dba North Countr *Westfield, MA 01085$31
8Pomeroy Farm LLC *Westfield, MA 01085$30
9Gretchen R FosterWestminster, MA 01473$29
10Richard G BurnetPlympton, MA 02367$19
11Scott SauchukPlympton, MA 02367$12
12Clinton Howard JrWest Bridgewater, MA 02379$11
13Fletcher Farm *Southampton, MA 01073$11
14Cook Farm *Hadley, MA 01035$6
15Windy Valley Limited Partnership *Pittsfield, MA 01201$4
16Paul H ShieldsMiddleboro, MA 02346$3
17Twin River Farm *Halifax, MA 02338$2

* 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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