Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 14 of 14

Recipients of Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) from farms in Berkshire County, Massachusetts totaled $221,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
1Brian BarthWashington, MA 01223$39,868
2David ForrestPittsfield, MA 01202$36,565
3Virginia BushartStony Brook, NY 11790$31,853
4Hannah King LevinWatertown, MA 02472$25,762
5Nancy SmithBrighton, MA 02135$18,225
6Henry M GoldLanesboro, MA 01237$17,460
7Louis ZelazoDrury, MA 01343$11,400
8Christopher A MclarenHamden, CT 06518$9,071
9Albert AdamsPittsfield, MA 01201$8,109
10William A RiiskaSandisfield, MA 01255$7,526
11Robert P TarasukSandisfield, MA 01255$6,300
12Berkshire Natl Res CouncilPittsfield, MA 01201$3,944
13Alfred & Pan Whitman TrustWilliamstown, MA 01267$2,673
14Constance TalbotWindsor, MA 01270$2,340

* 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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