Tobacco Transition Payment in Columbia County, Wisconsin, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 15 of 15

Recipients of Tobacco Transition Payment from farms in Columbia County, Wisconsin totaled $129,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Transition Payment
1Jerome BenischRio, WI 53960$37,036
2Mathew M Ripp JrLodi, WI 53555$25,694
3Wheatland Stock Farms IncDeforest, WI 53532$11,841
4Marjorie M QuamLodi, WI 53555$9,095
5Terry QuamLodi, WI 53555$9,095
6Sharpee BrosRio, WI 53960$8,315
7Mickelson Prairie Farms IncRio, WI 53960$6,979
8Donald M PaskeyLodi, WI 53555$6,028
9Ronald A SharpeeDeforest, WI 53532$3,942
10Marie LerumDe Forest, WI 53532$3,297
11David R MickelsonDeforest, WI 53532$3,013
12Leroy LerumDe Forest, WI 53532$2,638
13Christopher KelleyArlington, WI 53911$1,249
14Edwin F BaerwolfRio, WI 53960$692
15Martinson Acres LLCRandolph, WI 53956$37

* 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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