Tobacco Payment Program in Avery County, North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 183

Recipients of Tobacco Payment Program from farms in Avery County, North Carolina totaled $10,386 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Payment Program
1Robert B ReeceElk Park, NC 28622$1,090
2Harold ParlierElk Park, NC 28622$831
3Vernon GuyElk Park, NC 28622$539
4Rex W HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$464
5Boyd StinesElk Park, NC 28622$404
6Lester Lee WardButler, TN 37640$400
7Bobby Ray GraggElk Park, NC 28622$374
8Marshall EstepElk Park, NC 28622$358
9Hobert R ReeceButler, TN 37640$348
10Verlin R HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$346
11Allen A HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$332
12Virginia D HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$332
13Shane HaymoreMontezuma, NC 28653$275
14Saxton H SmithNewland, NC 28657$222
15Brad SmithNewland, NC 28657$211
16Dennis WardElk Park, NC 28622$197
17Owen SpryNewland, NC 28657$169
18Tommy D HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$166
19Carl D TrivetteButler, TN 37640$155
20Gary GuyButler, TN 37640$149

* 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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