Wetlands Reserve Program in South Carolina, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 68

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in South Carolina totaled $6,609,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Lafon LegetteLatta, SC 29565$1,290,268
2Moore Law Firm AttorneyBarnwell, SC 29812$660,690
3Joy B CarpenterSt Matthews, SC 29135$615,000
4Longbeard Farms LLCWest Columbia, SC 29169$602,000
5Garland Construction CompanyRobbinsville, NC 28771$500,151
6Austin M Sheheen JrCamden, SC 29020$485,165
7William C Anderson JrHampton, SC 29924$368,592
8Jt Owens Construction CoHemingway, SC 29554$319,214
9Ness, Jett, & Tanner,llcBamberg, SC 29003$155,181
10Star Survey IncN Augusta, SC 29841$132,204
11Irma S StevensonAllendale, SC 29810$114,244
12Swartz, Mcleod, Durant, &Sumter, SC 29150$101,090
13Herlong Farms *Johnston, SC 29832$97,725
14Jarretts LandclearingAynor, SC 29511$94,510
15A Lafon Legette JrLatta, SC 29565$90,100
16Nobles FarmDenmark, SC 29042$85,133
17Morrell Construction CoBamberg, SC 29003$84,292
18William C AndersonHampton, SC 29924$70,301
19Aquatic Weed Mgmt, LLCMoncks Corner, SC 29461$56,787
20Gibson LandclearingEarly Branch, SC 29916$54,694

* 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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