Misc. Disaster Payments in West Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,360

Recipients of Misc. Disaster Payments from farms in West Virginia totaled $13,382,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Misc. Disaster Payments
1995-2020
1Jefferson Orchards Inc *Kearneysville, WV 25430$290,713
2Mount Levels Orchard *Levels, WV 25431$278,899
3Lorin Kane ShanholtzRomney, WV 26757$274,679
4Russell L CumminsMurraysville, WV 26164$254,195
5Michael R FellerLevels, WV 25431$251,860
6A B G Orchard Inc *Berkeley Springs, WV 25411$216,152
7Scott C HumphreyAlexandria, VA 22313$212,040
8Robert E GrittBuffalo, WV 25033$163,368
9Spring Hill Orchards Inc *Hedgesville, WV 25427$158,705
10E Garry ShanholtzRomney, WV 26757$148,595
11Lewis Brothers *Martinsburg, WV 25401$144,850
12Pilgrim's Pride Corporation *Broadway, VA 22815$138,280
13Steven D StrattonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$137,552
14R Z Bane Inc *Summit Point, WV 25446$136,958
15Plateau Orchards *Paynesville, WV 24873$131,732
16Vickie D FellerWinchester, VA 22601$112,589
17Michael FellerLevels, WV 25431$102,903
18Billy Odell KeatonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$102,298
19Hy-crest Farms LLC *Kearneysville, WV 25430$100,196
20Martin Frye *Gerrardstown, WV 25420$100,033

* 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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