Livestock Disaster / Emergency in Massachusetts, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 6 of 6

Recipients of Livestock Disaster / Emergency from farms in Massachusetts totaled $1,776,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Disaster / Emergency
2019
1Evergreen Honey Co Inc *Billerica, MA 01821$1,321,453
2Merrimack Valley Apiaries Inc *Billerica, MA 01821$179,604
3Boston Honey Company Inc *Holliston, MA 01746$178,184
4New England Apiaries LLCSouthwick, MA 01077$76,158
5William D Crawford IIISouthwick, MA 01077$17,424
6Island Bee CompanyVineyard Haven, MA 02568$3,142

* 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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