Sorghum Subsidies in Georgia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 18,216

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in Georgia totaled $26,210,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1Gordon SumnerSylvester, GA 31791$99,601
2Thomas Augustus RaganEdison, GA 39846$76,292
3James L JacksonWrightsville, GA 31096$71,902
4Walters Farms Llp *Barnesville, GA 30204$71,421
5Glass Brothers *Blakely, GA 39823$71,279
6Milliron Farms Inc *Shellman, GA 39886$66,681
7William Thomas LumpkinColeman, GA 39836$56,890
8Dozier Farms Inc *Edison, GA 39846$54,149
9M M ShiversFort Gaines, GA 39851$53,186
10Steadfast Farms *Hartsfield, GA 31756$52,243
11Providence Dairy Inc *Climax, GA 39834$51,543
12Heard Family Farm *Brinson, GA 39825$51,494
13Griffith Farms LLC *Leesburg, GA 31763$51,173
14Mountcastle Family Partnership *Albany, GA 31721$50,122
15Charmar Inc *Albany, GA 31721$48,940
16J E King Farms *Fort Gaines, GA 39851$47,386
17Henderson Farms *Albany, GA 31721$47,202
18Wendell ArringtonLeesburg, GA 31763$47,048
19W Ralph JacksonSandersville, GA 31082$46,381
20Shivers Brothers *Coleman, GA 39836$44,552

* 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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