Total Tobacco Transition Payments in Chesterfield County, Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 11 of 11

Recipients of Total Tobacco Transition Payments from farms in Chesterfield County, Virginia totaled $537,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Tobacco Transition Payments
1Wallace F Pell SrChesterfield, VA 23838$147,752
2Michael J Elko IIISouth Chesterfield, VA 23803$140,368
3Stephen R MichalekSouth Chesterfield, VA 23803$77,160
4Frank Elko JrSouth Chesterfield, VA 23803$67,979
5Wallace F Pell JrChesterfield, VA 23838$29,552
6Robert H PellChesterfield, VA 23832$29,552
7Chesterfield Berry Farm Inc *Moseley, VA 23120$22,250
8Campbell Brothers *Chesterfield, VA 23838$22,049
9George H Branch EstateSouth Chesterfield, VA 23803$25
10Helen V MichalekSouth Chesterfield, VA 23803$1
11Sandra C ParrishChesterfield, VA 23838$1

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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