Conservation Reserve Program in Erie County, New York, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 6 of 6

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Erie County, New York totaled $6,058 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
2019
1Kenneth WittmeyerSpringville, NY 14141$2,061
2Mark GeldardHolland, NY 14080$1,836
3Isabelle SchmittBoston, NY 14025$696
4Jason W MeschCollins, NY 14034$679
5Richard RaykowskiAkron, NY 14001$517
6Joseph Cocina JrBoston, NY 14025$269

* 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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