Total Tobacco Transition Payments in the United States, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 76,501

Recipients of Total Tobacco Transition Payments from farms in the United States totaled $1,365,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Tobacco Transition Payments
1Barnes Farming Corp *Spring Hope, NC 27882$2,661,052
2Worthington Farms Inc *Greenville, NC 27834$2,270,221
3Ham Farms LLC *Snow Hill, NC 28580$1,979,760
4Daniel H Lewis Farms Inc *Orrum, NC 28369$1,735,282
5Deas Bros Farms Inc *Jennings, FL 32053$1,617,936
6Stuart Pierce Farms Inc *Ahoskie, NC 27910$1,473,567
7Fred M WetheringtonHahira, GA 31632$1,464,485
8R Hart Hudson Farms Inc *South Hill, VA 23970$1,426,958
9Scott Farms Inc *Lucama, NC 27851$1,426,609
10Roger H DupreeAngier, NC 27501$1,381,859
11Wayne Edwards Farms *Whitakers, NC 27891$1,317,673
12Charles Kenneth BennettMoultrie, GA 31788$1,279,308
13G & R Farms *Glennville, GA 30427$1,253,477
14James Keith SmithFour Oaks, NC 27524$1,251,801
15Jimmie RossCarthage, NC 28327$1,193,740
16Spring Branch Farms *New Bern, NC 28562$1,157,824
17Nick Evans Farms *Fairmont, NC 28340$1,131,668
18Daniel W JohnsonMullins, SC 29574$1,112,953
19Robert Pierce Farms Inc *Farmville, NC 27828$1,105,786
20Richard L Tyson JrNashville, NC 27856$1,084,619

* 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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