Livestock Subsidies in Caldwell County, North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 79

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Caldwell County, North Carolina totaled $365,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Carolina Holsteins Inc *Granite Falls, NC 28630$40,000
2John A WikeLenoir, NC 28645$30,179
3B G Looper And Sons *Granite Falls, NC 28630$29,604
4Kathleen CardwellLenoir, NC 28645$25,887
5Wesley LooperGranite Falls, NC 28630$24,640
6James C BarloweBoomer, NC 28606$17,268
7Kim PrestwoodLenoir, NC 28645$15,021
8Steve AndersonGranite Falls, NC 28630$13,473
9Clay's Dairy *Lenoir, NC 28645$11,409
10William Tony JonesBoomer, NC 28606$11,071
11Jack B StarnesHickory, NC 28601$9,905
12Randy MilsteadTaylorsville, NC 28681$8,589
13M E & R S Starnes *Granite Falls, NC 28630$8,000
14Jeffrey R GreenePatterson, NC 28661$7,774
15Gary L RicheyLenoir, NC 28645$7,485
16Jones Farms Ferguson Nc LLC *Boomer, NC 28606$6,906
17Edgar HowellLenoir, NC 28645$6,246
18J C WikeGranite Falls, NC 28630$5,361
19Ricky BumgarnerGranite Falls, NC 28630$5,173
20Bob Price EstateLenoir, NC 28645$4,758

* 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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