One of Ada County’s biggest recipients of farm subsidy (welfare) payments from the U.S. Government last year was none other than Boise City’s “Poop Farm” which qualified for $30,577 in welfare.
No word from the city if the money found its way into the general fund and got swallowed up or was added to the poorly monitored and audited Twenty Mile South farm operation.
The information was included in a Washington Post story detailing the out of control spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture nationwide. A Boise mainstream paper printed the Post story Monday, but it took a GUARDIAN reader to do the real LOCAL reporting. According to USDA information, other Ada County welfare recipients included the following:
Robert Nichols of Kuna topped the list with $41,585.
Boise City took second place with $30,577.
Carl V. Nicholson also of Kuna and believed to be a neighbor of the Poop Farm got $28,761.
L. P. Murgoitio and G. R. Murgoitio were paid $28,041 and $22,224 respectively.
CCT Land & Cattle of Meridian made $27,778 off taxpayers and the Quarter Circle DJ Ranch at Eagle made $23,995.
Rounding out the top Ada County winners were Snake River Farms %Jerry Tlucek of Melba at $20, 715, James D. Patterson of Boise at $20,245 and Big D Ranch of Meridian at a paltry $18, 299.
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