Emergency Conservation in Virginia, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 36

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Virginia totaled $301,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
2020
1Michael Shane FarsonVernon Hill, VA 24597$82,823
2Michael Shane Farson JrVernon Hill, VA 24597$54,155
3Craig ChurchSutherlin, VA 24594$26,251
4Parrish Farms Inc *Dundas, VA 23938$22,870
5F Michael WellsBaskerville, VA 23915$14,064
6Mcbride Brothers *Skipwith, VA 23968$11,968
7Opie Farms Inc *South Hill, VA 23970$10,532
8Kirk Daniel GravittSkipwith, VA 23968$10,268
9Cleaveland Farm LLCOrange, VA 22960$9,644
10Earl Thomas PrevetteAlton, VA 24520$9,302
11Myron A BreedenMadison, VA 22727$8,899
12Timothy Randolph BreedenMadison, VA 22727$8,801
13C B Strange JrDanville, VA 24541$8,187
14Steve TaylorMadison, VA 22727$5,513
15Twill-do Farm Inc *Green Bay, VA 23942$4,930
16Richard Thomas Hite JrKenbridge, VA 23944$4,192
17Ridgeway Farm LLC *Brookneal, VA 24528$3,468
18Pauline HartsockCastlewood, VA 24224$2,632
19N Hunter SmithPowhatan, VA 23139$2,448
20Willie N ConnerHalifax, VA 24558$2,393

* 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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