Farm Subsidy information


Total USDA Subsidies in Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 73,821

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Virginia totaled $2,696,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Pilgrim's Pride Corporation *Broadway, VA 22815$26,290,734
2Cargill Turkey ProductsHarrisonburg, VA 22801$17,558,687
3Engel Family Farms *Hanover, VA 23069$6,500,010
4Lowe Brothers *Ivor, VA 23866$5,548,219
5Beechland Farms II Partners *Elberon, VA 23846$4,920,132
6Birdsong PeanutsSuffolk, VA 23439$4,781,765
7Cohoke Farm LLC *West Point, VA 23181$4,718,871
8A L Bailey Farms *Waverly, VA 23890$4,442,385
9Glover Farms Partnership *Suffolk, VA 23437$4,286,015
10Frank Holland JrSuffolk, VA 23437$4,101,022
11Philip Edwards Farms *Smithfield, VA 23430$4,052,041
12L&g Farms *Emporia, VA 23847$3,841,659
13Davis & Sons Inc *Courtland, VA 23837$3,633,407
14John N Mills & Sons *Hanover, VA 23069$3,616,712
15Agri-land *Center Cross, VA 22437$3,603,422
16Nurney & Sons *Capron, VA 23829$3,571,597
17Chappell Farms LLC *Dinwiddie, VA 23841$3,445,090
18V-c Peanut Dma LLCFranklin, VA 23851$3,391,521
19George H Alvis Jr & Sons *Manakin Sabot, VA 23103$3,387,145
20Philip Minor Farms *Saint Stephens Churc, VA 23148$3,375,062

* 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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