Total Agricultural Risk Coverage in Gaston County, North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 17 of 17

Recipients of Total Agricultural Risk Coverage from farms in Gaston County, North Carolina totaled $147,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Agricultural Risk Coverage
1Melvin L Kiser JrBessemer City, NC 28016$67,040
2Gary L MacgibbonCrouse, NC 28033$19,666
3Mary H ProctorBessemer City, NC 28016$16,025
4Adrian CertainBessemer City, NC 28016$11,971
5Jack Neal Scism JrKings Mountain, NC 28086$9,350
6Matthew Curtis BellKings Mountain, NC 28086$8,099
7Richard K OatesGastonia, NC 28052$4,068
8Charles D Hamilton IILincolnton, NC 28092$2,478
9William P Rhyne JrDallas, NC 28034$2,248
10Robert B CarrollCherryville, NC 28021$1,960
11Martin C BessCherryville, NC 28021$1,575
12Tony G CooperBessemer City, NC 28016$1,325
13Steven R GunnellCherryville, NC 28021$770
14Joe Bill Lineberger JrDallas, NC 28034$319
15Robert Leslie YarbroLawndale, NC 28090$248
16Kathy Carpenter BurlesonCherryville, NC 28021$195
17Lou Harrelson JonesChapel Hill, NC 27516$13

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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