Tobacco Payment Program in Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 18,452

Recipients of Tobacco Payment Program from farms in Virginia totaled $3,605,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Payment Program
1R Hart Hudson Farms Inc *South Hill, VA 23970$24,478
2Malcolm L BaileyKeysville, VA 23947$18,242
3Edward WallaceDrakes Branch, VA 23937$17,193
4Keith AtkinsonJava, VA 24565$15,494
5Alan MitchellClaudville, VA 24076$15,093
6William H Rogers JrBlairs, VA 24527$14,608
7Opie Farms Inc *South Hill, VA 23970$12,923
8Frank Henry Maxey SrChatham, VA 24531$12,502
9Elvis WitcherRocky Mount, VA 24151$11,972
10Owen Farms Inc *Blairs, VA 24527$11,063
11A Layton PowellKeysville, VA 23947$10,563
12Samuel D Piercy JrSouth Hill, VA 23970$10,342
13Collie Farms Inc *Ringgold, VA 24586$10,228
14Edward E DaltonKeeling, VA 24566$10,176
15Stanley F OwenBlairs, VA 24527$10,172
16Russell H East JrChatham, VA 24531$10,127
17Richard T HiteKenbridge, VA 23944$9,127
18C & C Farms Inc *Rawlings, VA 23876$9,060
19Franklin L HanksKeysville, VA 23947$8,943
20Michael Shane FarsonVernon Hill, VA 24597$8,883

* 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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