Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Payments in Puerto Rico, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 16 of 16

Recipients of Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Payments from farms in Puerto Rico totaled $185,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wildfires and Hurricane Indemnity Program Payments
1Hector Bengochea Pacheco EstateCastaner, PR 00631$62,261
2Jose Ramon Carrion MoralesSan Juan, PR 00902$48,719
3Luis A Acosta-rodriguezAdjuntas, PR 00601$35,611
4Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$16,288
5Alibeth Irizarry-natalAdjuntas, PR 00601$15,148
6Alvin Gonzalez VegaCiales, PR 00638$3,195
7Finca Del Carmen LLCHatillo, PR 00659$1,377
8Hacienda Morada LLCPonce, PR 00716$865
9Wilfredo Valentin CajigasLares, PR 00669$614
10Luis Pagan CosmeJayuya, PR 00664$594
11Meyer Nurseries & Floral Farms InAibonito, PR 00705$218
12Angel Ortiz SantiagoAdjuntas, PR 00601$204
13Deosdany Velez QuilesAngeles, PR 00611$115
14Sucn Emilio Pietri RiveraPonce, PR 00730$15
15Luis A Robles-plazaAdjuntas, PR 00601$14
16Hacienda Don Argeo IncAdjuntas, PR 00601$13

* 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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