Tobacco Transition Payment in Virginia, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 6,025

Recipients of Tobacco Transition Payment from farms in Virginia totaled $108,790,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Transition Payment
1R Hart Hudson Farms IncSouth Hill, VA 23970$1,426,958
2Alan MitchellClaudville, VA 24076$828,845
3Opie Farms IncSouth Hill, VA 23970$799,888
4C & C Farms IncRawlings, VA 23876$764,421
5Edward E DaltonKeeling, VA 24566$707,028
6Stanley F OwenBlairs, VA 24527$619,855
7Collie Farms IncRinggold, VA 24586$603,491
8Sjb Farms IncDundas, VA 23938$593,898
9Elvis WitcherRocky Mount, VA 24151$583,391
10Samuel D Piercy JrSouth Hill, VA 23970$577,966
11William B DevinWylliesburg, VA 23976$567,637
12K & K Owen Farms IncChatham, VA 24531$547,476
13Shannon T SmithAmelia Court House, VA 23002$530,640
14Clary Farms IncSouth Hill, VA 23970$510,884
15Michael Shane FarsonVernon Hill, VA 24597$499,314
16Rodney F SheltonJava, VA 24565$471,701
17Don L AndersonCrystal Hill, VA 24539$460,684
18Samuel M GilesChatham, VA 24531$421,564
19Gwr Farms IncLawrenceville, VA 23868$415,003
20Howard Payne SmithDanville, VA 24540$409,930

* 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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