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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 192

Recipients of Production Flexibility Contracts from farms in Smyth County, Virginia totaled $511,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Production Flexibility Contracts
1Debusk Farms LLC *Saltville, VA 24370$38,720
2Laurel Spring Dairy Inc *Marion, VA 24354$28,289
3Walter L Sprinkle JrMarion, VA 24354$23,819
4C C Clark Jr Farm *Saltville, VA 24370$21,429
5Pageton Farms *Sugar Grove, VA 24375$16,882
6Jolene P CampbellMarion, VA 24354$15,805
7Roy S StephensonSaltville, VA 24370$13,143
8Preston RichardsonSugar Grove, VA 24375$12,608
9John D WaddleCeres, VA 24318$11,488
10Catron Farm *Chilhowie, VA 24319$11,416
11Frank L SlaughterBristol, TN 37620$11,353
12Charles E WidenerMarion, VA 24354$10,893
13Archie B AtwellCeres, VA 24318$10,226
14Leon ColeChilhowie, VA 24319$9,870
15S Harloe CopenhaverSugar Grove, VA 24375$8,826
16Ruth V CopenhaverSugar Grove, VA 24375$8,795
17Robert L CombsChilhowie, VA 24319$8,723
18Jerry D YatesSaltville, VA 24370$8,656
19Highland Dairy Farm *Glade Spring, VA 24340$8,412
20William StjohnChilhowie, VA 24319$8,321

* 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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