Deficiency Payments in West Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 780

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in West Virginia totaled $1,150,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1W O LloydCharles Town, WV 25414$32,844
2Dale Nibert Farms *Apple Grove, WV 25502$24,483
3Avon Hill Farms Inc *Charles Town, WV 25414$23,344
4Renick C WilliamsMoorefield, WV 26836$17,203
5Burns Farm *Charles Town, WV 25414$16,892
6Bright MccauslandHenderson, WV 25106$13,818
7Michael W WolpertHurricane, WV 25526$13,645
8Stanley W Dunn Jr *Charles Town, WV 25414$12,589
9Harry M KableCharles Town, WV 25414$12,302
10Federal Hill Farm Inc *Charles Town, WV 25414$12,015
11Lyle C Tabb & Sons Inc *Kearneysville, WV 25430$11,851
12Linton Brothers Inc *Martinsburg, WV 25403$11,386
13William A KnightenShepherdstown, WV 25443$10,896
14Bluestone Farms Inc *Beckley, WV 25802$10,248
15Ward Thomas & Sons Inc *Bruceton Mills, WV 26525$9,771
16Leo J Meyer EstateMartinsburg, WV 25401$9,422
17Mount Levels Orchard *Levels, WV 25431$9,353
18Drilake Farm Inc *Charles Town, WV 25414$8,747
19Riner Brothers *Martinsburg, WV 25401$8,683
20Zigler Inc *Charles Town, WV 25414$8,641

* 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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