Conservation Reserve Program in Erie County, New York, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 125

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Erie County, New York totaled $1,712,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Robert ButzerDenmark, WI 54208$119,016
2Robathson Farm *Holland, NY 14080$98,732
3Melody EspositoCollins, NY 14034$72,929
4Lawrence Baker JrChaffee, NY 14030$60,043
5Boyd UnderhillEast Aurora, NY 14052$59,714
6Francis GernattCollins, NY 14034$57,838
7Howard PurdyLawtons, NY 14091$49,410
8Mark GeldardHolland, NY 14080$47,248
9Norman BrennerNorth Collins, NY 14111$42,539
10Kenneth WittmeyerSpringville, NY 14141$42,306
11Isabelle SchmittBoston, NY 14025$41,091
12Frank SalviniCollins, NY 14034$39,996
13William L LutzSpringville, NY 14141$37,302
14Martin J EderNorth Collins, NY 14111$34,108
15Louis HorschelSpringville, NY 14141$30,905
16Jason W MeschCollins, NY 14034$30,041
17Emerling Bros *Boston, NY 14025$28,390
18George DeshaiesEast Concord, NY 14055$26,674
19John M RandallAkron, NY 14001$26,517
20Lori FranciscoNorth Collins, NY 14111$26,360

* 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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