Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Amherst County, Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 161

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Amherst County, Virginia totaled $681,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Thomas H Fitzgerald JrTyro, VA 22976$129,043
2Norman KnightGladstone, VA 24553$79,005
3Henry S Myers IIIMonroe, VA 24574$64,490
4William A TuckerAmherst, VA 24521$56,711
5Sweet Briar FarmSweet Briar, VA 24595$45,063
6Benjamin D TuckerAmherst, VA 24521$16,517
7W Scott BarnesMonroe, VA 24574$16,043
8Edward S BurfordMonroe, VA 24574$13,313
9H Edward LewisVienna, VA 22181$12,820
10Shelby BurfordMonroe, VA 24574$12,040
11Morris OrchardMonroe, VA 24574$11,988
12John G AlbertMonroe, VA 24574$11,975
13Francis T EckColumbia, MD 21045$11,943
14Ralph B SaleAmherst, VA 24521$11,133
15J E BrockmanAmherst, VA 24521$10,365
16Scott AdamsAmherst, VA 24521$10,108
17Esthmus G Carson JrMadison Heights, VA 24572$9,374
18R Wayne PattesonAmherst, VA 24521$8,958
19Edgar FitzgeraldAmherst, VA 24521$6,892
20Samuel Preston Massie JrAmherst, VA 24521$6,719

* 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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