Livestock Subsidies in Rhode Island, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 120

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Rhode Island totaled $186,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Blackbird Farm, LLCSmithfield, RI 02917$13,331
2Wrights Dairy Farm Inc *North Smithfield, RI 02896$11,524
3Ronald M VazPascoag, RI 02859$9,591
4Antone Moniz SrTiverton, RI 02878$9,446
5Kevin A BreeneWest Greenwich, RI 02817$6,724
6John F BettencourtTiverton, RI 02878$6,439
7Donald A TrippWestport, MA 02790$5,292
8Escobar Farm LLC *Portsmouth, RI 02871$4,836
9Francis KenyonWyoming, RI 02898$4,193
10Richard C KenyonAshaway, RI 02804$3,983
11Arruda's Dairy *Tiverton, RI 02878$3,969
12James, Barry C *Bradford, RI 02808$3,938
13Cottrell HomesteadWest Kingston, RI 02892$3,811
14Marc PaulhusFoster, RI 02825$3,676
15Wishing Stone Inc *Little Compton, RI 02837$3,664
16Fairholm Farms Ltd *Cincinnatus, NY 13040$3,214
17Brook Knoll Farm *Hope Valley, RI 02832$3,209
18Dennis A RamboneFoster, RI 02825$3,174
19Joseph F DutraJamestown, RI 02835$3,157
20Donald C TrippLittle Compton, RI 02837$2,898

* 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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