Total Dairy Program in Essex County, New York, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 10 of 10

Recipients of Total Dairy Program from farms in Essex County, New York totaled $85,625 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Dairy Program
1Leerkes Farm Inc *Ticonderoga, NY 12883$18,083
2Farm Service Agency/commodity Cre **Plattsburgh, NY 12901$14,621
3Lee Garvey Farm LLCWillsboro, NY 12996$9,636
4Sawyer Brothers LLC *Ticonderoga, NY 12883$8,590
5Dale-lea Stock Farm *Willsboro, NY 12996$8,436
6Sayward's Ridge View Farm LLC *Essex, NY 12936$7,380
7Bushlea Farms *Ticonderoga, NY 12883$7,367
8Todd W BessetteLewis, NY 12950$4,452
9Dawn M BessetteLewis, NY 12950$4,452
10Christopher P SpauldingCrown Point, NY 12928$2,607

* 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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