Grasslands Reserve Program in Rhode Island, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 12 of 12

Recipients of Grasslands Reserve Program from farms in Rhode Island totaled $197,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Grasslands Reserve Program
1Robert MinerAshaway, RI 02804$46,924
2The Edward S. Jerome Revocable TrTiverton, RI 02878$41,250
3The Betty E. Jerome Revocable TruTiverton, RI 02878$41,250
4Thomas A CousineauRichmond, RI 02892$16,150
5Cheryl CousineauRichmond, RI 02892$16,150
6James W BowersWakefield, RI 02879$13,779
7Virginia RossFoster, RI 02825$8,153
8Brian SimmonsMiddletown, RI 02842$7,200
9Bradford GorhamChester, VT 05143$4,839
10Ernest RossFoster, RI 02825$1,114
11Farm Services Agency **Langdon, ND 58249$450
12Joseph RoukousNorth Scituate, RI 02857$180

* 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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