Cotton Subsidies in Wheeler County, Georgia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 166

Recipients of Cotton Subsidies from farms in Wheeler County, Georgia totaled $7,630,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Subsidies
1Stephen H Mitchell---Lumber City, GA 31549$428,449
2Bobby BrowningAlamo, GA 30411$371,160
3Anthony StapletonLumber City, GA 31549$371,086
4Jerry Powell Farms Inc *Lumber City, GA 31549$335,767
5Charles B SmithGlenwood, GA 30428$227,027
6Fred E RowellHazlehurst, GA 31539$185,906
7Singing Pines Plantation *Glenwood, GA 30428$147,160
8Daniel L O'steen IvAmbrose, GA 31512$146,384
9J Benham Stewart JrGlenwood, GA 30428$114,043
10Craig L RowellHazlehurst, GA 31539$109,914
11James Malcolm SmithGlenwood, GA 30428$86,639
12Lomus HartleyAlamo, GA 30411$85,566
13Ted O'steen Farms Inc *Ambrose, GA 31512$83,118
14Katherine J StewartGlenwood, GA 30428$77,948
15J W Cartwright---Glenwood, GA 30428$66,249
16Caitlin Farms *Ambrose, GA 31512$65,988
17Derek N JohnsonLumber City, GA 31549$63,396
18Leslie Claire BrowningAlamo, GA 30411$58,314
19James BennettMc Rae, GA 31055$58,014
20W J MitchellLumber City, GA 31549$53,883

* 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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