Emergency Conservation in Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 98

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Franklin County, Massachusetts totaled $1,890,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1995-2020
1Kenneth S Williams IIIDeerfield, MA 01342$200,000
2Savage Farms Inc *Deerfield, MA 01342$200,000
3Kenneth S Williams IvGreenfield, MA 01301$200,000
4Joseph Kostiuk JrDeerfield, MA 01342$200,000
5Craig Avery Dba Fort Morrison Far *Colrain, MA 01340$89,716
6Kenneth Herzig Dba West Branch Fa *Colrain, MA 01340$72,236
7Williams Farm Inc *Deerfield, MA 01342$69,044
8Hager Bros Farm LLC *Colrain, MA 01340$68,071
9Albert Hager Jr Dba Hager Bros *Colrain, MA 01340$55,669
10Deane Roberts Dba Deane Roberts F *Colrain, MA 01340$44,395
11William DornbuschColrain, MA 01340$44,297
12Richard W Wilby JrDeerfield, MA 01342$39,188
13John Savage Realty Corp *Deerfield, MA 01342$29,746
14Barry IsensteinDeerfield, MA 01342$26,125
15Edward Caron SrLeyden, MA 01337$25,346
16Ryan Brothers *Colrain, MA 01340$24,390
17Foxbard Farm LLCShelburne, MA 01370$22,593
18L Brooks Mccutchen Dba BerkshireCharlemont, MA 01339$22,230
19David FreemanHeath, MA 01346$21,907
20Roberts Brothers Lumber Co Inc *Ashfield, MA 01330$18,330

* 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.”

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‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.

 

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