Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 330

Recipients of Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) from farms in Virginia totaled $1,519,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)
1995-2020
1The Nature Conservancy *Minneapolis, MN 55415$129,466
2Trout UnlimitedArlington, VA 22209$76,411
3The Wilderness LLC *Deerfield, VA 24432$37,896
4James LeggeHyattville, WY 82428$35,640
5W V Nichols JrRandolph, VA 23962$35,546
6Randall G WelchRichmond, VA 23231$30,184
7Lucius J Kellam IIIBelle Haven, VA 23306$25,398
8Jeffrey S DavisChesterfield, VA 23832$24,409
9John E MizelleRapidan, VA 22733$22,900
10Raymond L HollinsNew Castle, VA 24127$22,140
11Mark VaughanVirginia Beach, VA 23457$20,626
12Raymond L HollinsNew Castle, VA 24127$20,100
13William W SanfordOrange, VA 22960$19,776
14Jeffrey Scott WaddleSaltville, VA 24370$18,757
15Joseph D GriffinSuffolk, VA 23434$18,295
16Larry R BilbyAnnandale, VA 22003$18,103
17Blue Rock Resources LLC *Dillwyn, VA 23936$17,577
18Bruce JonesWashington, VA 22747$16,651
19George G Phillips JrMillboro, VA 24460$15,216
20Burke Holdings L P *Woodford, VA 22580$14,948

* 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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