Tobacco Payment Program in West Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,202

Recipients of Tobacco Payment Program from farms in West Virginia totaled $138,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Payment Program
1Robert E GrittBuffalo, WV 25033$5,570
2Halleck W AdkinsSalt Rock, WV 25559$3,630
3Steven D StrattonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$2,678
4Billy Odell KeatonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$1,787
5Sammy J LucasCulloden, WV 25510$1,585
6Ronnie KeatonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$1,438
7Gary Dale AdkinsBranchland, WV 25506$1,437
8Ronnie P Quentrill SrCulloden, WV 25510$1,325
9H W WoodsGallipolis Ferry, WV 25515$1,170
10Charles G JordanAshton, WV 25503$1,115
11Frances HickmanMilton, WV 25541$1,101
12Virgil EdwardsHurricane, WV 25526$1,077
13Golden Bartram JrFort Gay, WV 25514$1,047
14James E KeatonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$925
15Linda CooperSweetland, WV 25523$887
16Earl F Hill IIChapmanville, WV 25508$851
17Darrell L SpurlockBarboursville, WV 25504$792
18Leonard RolfeOna, WV 25545$779
19Charles E WoodallWest Hamlin, WV 25571$710
20W H Woods JrGallipolis Ferry, WV 25515$701

* 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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