Loan Deficiency Payments in Polk County, North Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 9 of 9

Recipients of Loan Deficiency Payments from farms in Polk County, North Carolina totaled $30,040 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Loan Deficiency Payments
1Harmons Dairy *Columbus, NC 28722$10,851
2Jerry Wayne ShieldsColumbus, NC 28722$6,249
3Bruce R EdwardsTryon, NC 28782$5,334
4Robert F Barber SrColumbus, NC 28722$4,784
5Norma FaganRutherfordton, NC 28139$990
6William D PainterRutherfordton, NC 28139$876
7Larry Fagan JrRutherfordton, NC 28139$589
8Boyce Lee PrinceColumbus, NC 28722$316
9Tamara N RussellRutherfordton, NC 28139$51

* 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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