Emergency Conservation Program in Virginia, 2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 10 of 10

Recipients of Emergency Conservation Program from farms in Virginia totaled $68,620 in in 2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation Program
1William B DevinWylliesburg, VA 23976$43,868
2Cecil VaughanSouth Boston, VA 24592$6,348
3Elizabeth A Via KolinskiPatrick Springs, VA 24133$4,782
4Roy R Smith JrSouth Boston, VA 24592$4,211
5Opie Farms IncSouth Hill, VA 23970$4,016
6Brenda R SutherlandElk Creek, VA 24326$1,910
7West Oaks Farm, LLCWinchester, VA 22602$1,146
8Alan MitchellClaudville, VA 24076$1,043
9James Shannon HoldawayMouth Of Wilson, VA 24363$945
10The Jewelry PeopleBrookneal, VA 24528$351

* 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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