Tree Assistance Program in Rhode Island, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 13 of 13

Recipients of Tree Assistance Program from farms in Rhode Island totaled $44,898 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tree Assistance Program
1Newport Vineyards & Winery LLCMiddletown, RI 02842$11,602
2Leyden's Tree Farm & NurseryWest Greenwich, RI 02817$6,131
3Pippin Orchard LLCCranston, RI 02921$5,257
4John P LeydenWest Greenwich, RI 02817$4,767
5Riverside Farm, LLCCharlestown, RI 02813$3,961
6Norman NyeGreene, RI 02827$3,799
7Norman Nye JrGreene, RI 02827$2,377
8Michael A DifazioCranston, RI 02920$2,167
9Sweet Berry FarmMiddletown, RI 02842$1,931
10Michele RossiCranston, RI 02921$1,728
11Sunset Orchards IncNorth Scituate, RI 02857$621
12Joel RussellHope Valley, RI 02832$358
13Stephen LuchkaNorth Scituate, RI 02857$199

* 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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