Tree Assistance Program in North Carolina, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 10 of 10

Recipients of Tree Assistance Program from farms in North Carolina totaled $523,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tree Assistance Program
1Jeff Benfield Nursery IncMarion, NC 28752$167,628
2Cam Too Camellia Nursery, Inc.Greensboro, NC 27455$158,470
3James B Neely JrAsheboro, NC 27205$87,289
4Roger Coffey & Sons IncLenoir, NC 28645$71,133
5Greenthumb Nursery LLCEther, NC 27247$16,737
6Caldwell County Nursery LLCLenoir, NC 28645$11,126
7Bryon S PrevatteBurgaw, NC 28425$7,904
8Sambo's LLCHendersonville, NC 28792$1,523
9Roanoke-chowan Agricultural Consulting & ResearchJackson, NC 27845$1,103
10Eddie C FairclothClinton, NC 28328$555

* 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.”


Farm Subsidies Education