Emergency Conservation in North Carolina, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 776

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in North Carolina totaled $13,294,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Howard Farms *Deep Run, NC 28525$670,968
2James E Jr And Wanda H Howard *Deep Run, NC 28525$418,792
3Anthony C Smith Farms Partnership *Pink Hill, NC 28572$400,000
4Randy Darren RiggsPollocksville, NC 28573$200,000
5Joseph O StilleyTrenton, NC 28585$200,000
6Wooten Farming & Seed *Currie, NC 28435$200,000
7Joseph Wayne StilleyTrenton, NC 28585$200,000
8Rodney RiggsPollocksville, NC 28573$193,779
9Double R Farm Service LLC *Maple Hill, NC 28454$189,918
10Franklyn L HigginsPollocksville, NC 28573$188,214
11Jeff Benfield Nursery Inc *Marion, NC 28752$171,543
12Kyle Becton HardyKinston, NC 28504$153,751
13Brian A HigginsPollocksville, NC 28573$143,421
14Bradley H OdumHubert, NC 28539$142,573
15Lee Farm & Ranch L.l.c.Arapahoe, NC 28510$136,350
16Alston Spruill FarmsOriental, NC 28571$131,514
17Sanderson & Son Farming *Kinston, NC 28501$130,636
18Alfred Lewis WhitePollocksville, NC 28573$124,497
19Brent Riggs Farms *Maysville, NC 28555$115,338
20Overman Farms Inc *Goldsboro, NC 27530$110,949

* 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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