Wetlands Reserve Program in North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 35

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in North Carolina totaled $7,106,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1995-2020
1Ducks Unlimited *Ann Arbor, MI 48103$2,118,597
2W Brinkley MelvinFairfield, NC 27826$928,244
3Mattamuskeet Ventures *Fairfield, NC 27826$865,431
4Michael A NolesCreswell, NC 27928$639,090
5Delta Assets Of Nc, LLCGreenville, NC 27858$462,625
6Mattamuskeet Ventures I LLC *Fairfield, NC 27826$422,128
7Sharon F ValentineFayetteville, NC 28303$294,814
8Albert MccauleyFairfield, NC 27826$267,202
9Mattamuskeet Hunt Club LLCGreenville, NC 27836$164,175
10Agri-south Group LLCTopsail Beach, NC 28445$141,696
11W Brinkley MelvinChapin, SC 29036$131,500
12Thomas C JennetteEngelhard, NC 27824$122,097
13Charles DuncanRaleigh, NC 27610$121,090
14Mattamuskeet Management &Fairfield, NC 27826$108,336
15Kelly Investments LLCKenansville, NC 28349$66,780
16C J Belch JrRoper, NC 27970$45,695
17William F Hamlin, Jr.Garner, NC 27529$45,320
18Mattamuskeet Management ConsultinFairfield, NC 27826$44,000
19Albert MccauleyFayetteville, NC 28302$30,939
20Newco Farms Inc *Pantego, NC 27860$17,825

* 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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