Production Flexibility Contracts in Botetourt County, Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 144

Recipients of Production Flexibility Contracts from farms in Botetourt County, Virginia totaled $556,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Production Flexibility Contracts
1Thompson Dairy *Eagle Rock, VA 24085$42,394
2Robert G TheimerFincastle, VA 24090$33,980
3Peter D Sprinkle *Buchanan, VA 24066$23,401
4Heck's Dairy *Eagle Rock, VA 24085$21,054
5Southeast Atlantic Grains *Beckley, WV 25802$20,592
6Lacy A Smith Family Trust *Buchanan, VA 24066$19,390
7Oxbow Farm *Eagle Rock, VA 24085$18,991
8Richard A DiversBuchanan, VA 24066$17,674
9John L Etzler Inc *Troutville, VA 24175$16,687
10Warren L Stevens And Son Inc *Fincastle, VA 24090$16,509
11Cahoon Bros *Fincastle, VA 24090$15,352
12Martin Farm *Fincastle, VA 24090$15,292
13Bluestone Farms Inc *Beckley, WV 25802$14,899
14Beaver Dam Farms Inc *Buchanan, VA 24066$13,347
15John W Rader SrTroutville, VA 24175$12,411
16Harry P Clause JrTroy, VA 22974$10,982
17Lois C CarterFincastle, VA 24090$9,753
18James W Johnson *Fincastle, VA 24090$9,311
19Luther W ComptonFincastle, VA 24090$8,100
20Michael L SeibelBuchanan, VA 24066$7,989

* 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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