Wheat Subsidies in Ben Hill County, Georgia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 320

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Ben Hill County, Georgia totaled $654,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Abcd Farms Inc *Fitzgerald, GA 31750$30,744
2William D LukeFitzgerald, GA 31750$28,877
3Donald Gene CollinsRebecca, GA 31783$24,048
4Samuel BrownFitzgerald, GA 31750$22,477
5Dorminy Brothers Land & Cattle Co *Fitzgerald, GA 31750$22,104
6E F PridgenWray, GA 31798$21,459
7David YoungRebecca, GA 31783$20,829
8M Donnie HopkinsFitzgerald, GA 31750$15,937
9Branch-kimball Farm Lp *Fitzgerald, GA 31750$15,678
10Hulin Reeves JrFitzgerald, GA 31750$14,179
11Wiley EvansFitzgerald, GA 31750$11,653
12John W Luke JrFitzgerald, GA 31750$10,485
13Howard B Swanson JrFitzgerald, GA 31750$10,396
14J E BarrentineFitzgerald, GA 31750$9,984
15Frank M PridgenWray, GA 31798$9,275
16H Lamar Merritt JrWray, GA 31798$8,934
17Bradford L CarrollFitzgerald, GA 31750$8,900
18Ted CowanFitzgerald, GA 31750$8,810
19David EvansFitzgerald, GA 31750$8,589
20Andy LukeFitzgerald, GA 31750$8,544

* 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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