Emergency Conservation in the United States, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 4,488

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in the United States totaled $81,580,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Howard Farms *Deep Run, NC 28525$670,968
2James E Jr And Wanda H Howard *Deep Run, NC 28525$418,792
3Anthony C Smith Farms Partnership *Pink Hill, NC 28572$400,000
4Richard & Susen Hewitson Jv *Avenal, CA 93204$370,710
5Iron Wood Holding LLCFremont, NE 68025$268,179
6Jon B AlexanderWaterloo, NE 68069$249,488
7Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$247,922
8Bar-minArlington, TX 76016$231,662
9Mason Pecans *Kathleen, GA 31047$228,530
10Clawson Ranch Partnership *Plains, KS 67869$226,589
11Sam & Crystal Hermesmeyer Joint V *Mclean, TX 79057$208,040
12Jones West Farms LLC *Dawson, GA 39842$200,000
13J2 Cattle Co IncOutlook, WA 98938$200,000
14Willson Farming Company LLCAlbany, GA 31706$200,000
15Law Plantation Farms LLCScottsdale, AZ 85251$200,000
16Randy Darren RiggsPollocksville, NC 28573$200,000
17Joseph O StilleyTrenton, NC 28585$200,000
18Jay S Dow JrWendel, CA 96136$200,000
19Wooten Farming & Seed *Currie, NC 28435$200,000
20Nilo Plantation *Albany, GA 31721$200,000

* 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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