Total Direct Payments in Grayson County, Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 170

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Grayson County, Virginia totaled $400,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Spurlin Farms Inc *Galax, VA 24333$48,373
2J D DickensonGalax, VA 24333$42,615
3E R Watson Jr *Elk Creek, VA 24326$17,894
4Woodrow W WrightElk Creek, VA 24326$16,798
5Bobby Joe GambillSparta, NC 28675$16,112
6Phipps & Sons Inc *Mouth Of Wilson, VA 24363$14,277
7David GambillSparta, NC 28675$12,911
8Donald D BakerGalax, VA 24333$11,706
9Deanna M JonesElk Creek, VA 24326$10,708
10Robin Michael HillFries, VA 24330$10,348
11Harrington Farm Inc *Elk Creek, VA 24326$9,813
12Truman D RobertsElk Creek, VA 24326$9,334
13Roland L SullivanElk Creek, VA 24326$9,193
14Eugene Harlow DowlingFries, VA 24330$7,630
15Delmar R CornettIndependence, VA 24348$6,638
16Dawn T RhudyElk Creek, VA 24326$6,562
17Billy Smith Farms Inc *Ennice, NC 28623$6,167
18Edward S CornettElk Creek, VA 24326$5,136
19Roxie B JonesElk Creek, VA 24326$5,015
20Sidney S FantIndependence, VA 24348$4,827

* 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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