Direct Payment Program in Rhode Island, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 53

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in Rhode Island totaled $225,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1James, Barry CBradford, RI 02808$38,772
2Brook Knoll FarmHope Valley, RI 02832$17,290
3Harbet FarmWakefield, RI 02879$16,938
4Frank A PancieraWesterly, RI 02891$15,167
5Louis EscobarPortsmouth, RI 02871$10,623
6John F BettencourtTiverton, RI 02878$9,569
7Wrights Dairy Farm IncNorth Smithfield, RI 02896$8,600
8Henry Wright IIIWest Greenwich, RI 02817$8,226
9Kevin A BreeneWest Greenwich, RI 02817$6,973
10Frederick Kenyon JrWest Kingston, RI 02892$6,484
11Lucien LebreuxTiverton, RI 02878$6,443
12Joseph F DutraJamestown, RI 02835$5,353
13Cottrell HomesteadWest Kingston, RI 02892$4,962
14Escobar Farm LLCPortsmouth, RI 02871$4,309
15Francis NunesMiddletown, RI 02842$4,222
16The Bailey Farm Gen PartnershipEast Greenwich, RI 02818$4,023
17Julie BriggsFoster, RI 02825$3,898
18Cottrell Homestead LLCWest Kingston, RI 02892$3,699
19George C WhaleyWakefield, RI 02879$3,694
20Marilyn J BettencourtTiverton, RI 02878$3,245

* 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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