Total Tobacco Transition Payments in Avery County, North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 34

Recipients of Total Tobacco Transition Payments from farms in Avery County, North Carolina totaled $265,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Tobacco Transition Payments
1Harold ParlierElk Park, NC 28622$41,329
2Boyd StinesElk Park, NC 28622$21,033
3Rex W HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$20,556
4Lester Lee WardButler, TN 37640$18,596
5Verlin R HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$18,542
6Tommy D HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$16,708
7Allen A HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$14,505
8Hobert R ReeceButler, TN 37640$10,591
9Dennis WardElk Park, NC 28622$10,121
10Brad SmithNewland, NC 28657$9,230
11Saxton H SmithNewland, NC 28657$8,286
12Gary GuyButler, TN 37640$7,384
13Owen SpryNewland, NC 28657$7,174
14Vernon GuyElk Park, NC 28622$6,982
15Bobby Ray GraggElk Park, NC 28622$6,928
16Ernest HarmonElk Park, NC 28622$5,969
17Barry I StansberryElk Park, NC 28622$5,806
18Kenneth ReeceSugar Grove, NC 28679$5,372
19Eddie DavisElk Park, NC 28622$4,965
20Marshall EstepElk Park, NC 28622$4,710

* 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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