Subtotal, Disaster Payments in Maryland, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 4,318

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in Maryland totaled $70,530,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
1Rutkoske Farms *Middletown, DE 19709$624,905
2Calloway Brothers *Mardela Springs, MD 21837$617,881
34m's Farm LLC *Kennedyville, MD 21645$512,910
4Oak Bluff Farms *Woodsboro, MD 21798$497,827
5Cecil Gannon & Sons Inc *Easton, MD 21601$446,757
6Meadow Farm Joint Venture LLC *Easton, MD 21601$443,643
7William Beckwith JrCambridge, MD 21613$401,454
8Harborview Farms *Rock Hall, MD 21661$396,628
9Howard C HardingRhodesdale, MD 21659$373,653
10Philip Kenneth BennettMardela Springs, MD 21837$367,573
11James T Harp JrHagerstown, MD 21742$321,368
12Rinehart Orchards Inc *Smithsburg, MD 21783$312,291
13Harold TraversMadison, MD 21648$299,925
14Harold B Garner JrWelcome, MD 20693$295,331
15Gustav SchlagWittman, MD 21676$281,985
16Orchard Point Oyster CoStevensville, MD 21666$281,400
17Edwin Grover KingDelmar, MD 21875$280,192
18Lynn B KendleHagerstown, MD 21740$278,664
19John Swaine IIIRoyal Oak, MD 21662$269,189
20Pine Hill Farms Inc *Taneytown, MD 21787$255,577

* 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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