Misc. Disaster Payments in Gaston County, North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 47

Recipients of Misc. Disaster Payments from farms in Gaston County, North Carolina totaled $214,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Misc. Disaster Payments
1Bobby BessCherryville, NC 28021$30,164
2Richard Eugene HamrickLawndale, NC 28090$20,091
3Mary H ProctorBessemer City, NC 28016$14,730
4Melvin L Kiser JrBessemer City, NC 28016$13,096
5Charles D Hamilton IILincolnton, NC 28092$11,880
6Maple Springs Farm LLC *Iron Station, NC 28080$10,189
7Harold R LinebergerIron Station, NC 28080$9,990
8Guy R Beam JrCherryville, NC 28021$8,995
9Harold R OatesGastonia, NC 28052$8,760
10Samuel E CrawfordKings Mountain, NC 28086$8,662
11A B Flowers JrCherryville, NC 28021$8,399
12Eaker Dairy Inc *Cherryville, NC 28021$8,204
13Kenneth L Howe SrGastonia, NC 28056$5,992
14G K & Ken Davis Inc *Crouse, NC 28033$4,763
15Kenneth P OatesGastonia, NC 28052$4,160
16Stephen B SecrestLincolnton, NC 28092$4,005
17Commodity Credit Corporation/fsa **Dallas, NC 28034$3,782
18Richard Daniel RhyneMount Holly, NC 28120$3,623
19Tony G CooperBessemer City, NC 28016$2,949
20George Bennett AllenCherryville, NC 28021$2,858

* 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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