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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 212

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in Gaston County, North Carolina totaled $910,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
1Eaker Dairy Inc *Cherryville, NC 28021$80,779
2Melvin L Kiser JrBessemer City, NC 28016$75,889
3Richard Eugene HamrickLawndale, NC 28090$72,089
4Mary H ProctorBessemer City, NC 28016$50,645
5Bobby BessCherryville, NC 28021$41,065
6Kenneth L Howe SrGastonia, NC 28056$19,457
7Plonk Farm *Dallas, NC 28034$18,564
8Guy R Beam JrCherryville, NC 28021$18,334
9Rodney Jay RednourGastonia, NC 28052$17,527
10Fred A CloningerStanley, NC 28164$16,517
11A B Flowers JrCherryville, NC 28021$14,353
12Richard Daniel RhyneMount Holly, NC 28120$14,314
13Dameron Dairy Inc *Bessemer City, NC 28016$13,282
14David L BeattieBessemer City, NC 28016$12,453
15Charles D Hamilton IILincolnton, NC 28092$11,880
16Clyde Yates WitherspoonBessemer City, NC 28016$11,279
17Carolyn H AdamsGastonia, NC 28052$11,251
18Maple Springs Farm LLC *Iron Station, NC 28080$10,189
19Harold R LinebergerIron Station, NC 28080$9,990
20Charles K HarrisonGastonia, NC 28056$9,812

* 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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