Loan Deficiency Payments in Rhode Island, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 75

Recipients of Loan Deficiency Payments from farms in Rhode Island totaled $224,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Loan Deficiency Payments
1Wrights Dairy Farm Inc *North Smithfield, RI 02896$26,266
2James, Barry C *Bradford, RI 02808$25,764
3Brook Knoll Farm *Hope Valley, RI 02832$20,476
4John F BettencourtTiverton, RI 02878$18,594
5Harbet Farm *Wakefield, RI 02879$15,943
6Manuel J SilviaMiddletown, RI 02842$15,580
7Frank A PancieraWesterly, RI 02891$12,437
8Louis EscobarPortsmouth, RI 02871$10,968
9Ruth F JamesBradford, RI 02808$9,319
10George C WhaleyWakefield, RI 02879$9,049
11Cottrell Homestead *West Kingston, RI 02892$7,139
12Kevin A BreeneWest Greenwich, RI 02817$6,118
13Cottrell HomesteadWest Kingston, RI 02892$5,724
14Joseph F DutraJamestown, RI 02835$5,291
15Henry B Wright IIIWest Greenwich, RI 02817$4,486
16Aaron W BriggsFoster, RI 02825$4,191
17Lucien LebreuxTiverton, RI 02878$3,128
18Peter Fratantuono JrGreene, RI 02827$2,937
19Frederick Kenyon JrWest Kingston, RI 02892$2,675
20The Bailey Farm Gen Partnership *East Greenwich, RI 02818$1,587

* 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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