Subtotal, Disaster Payments in West Virginia, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 8,416

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in West Virginia totaled $26,033,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
1Mount Levels Orchard *Levels, WV 25431$319,171
2Lorin Kane ShanholtzRomney, WV 26757$301,496
3Jefferson Orchards Inc *Kearneysville, WV 25430$290,713
4Michael R FellerLevels, WV 25431$264,226
5Russell L CumminsMurraysville, WV 26164$254,195
6A B G Orchard Inc *Berkeley Springs, WV 25411$217,842
7Scott C HumphreyAlexandria, VA 22313$216,703
8E Garry ShanholtzRomney, WV 26757$199,961
9Robert E GrittBuffalo, WV 25033$163,368
10Spring Hill Orchards Inc *Hedgesville, WV 25427$158,705
11R Z Bane Inc *Summit Point, WV 25446$155,842
12George S Orr & Sons Inc *Martinsburg, WV 25402$155,199
13Lewis Brothers *Martinsburg, WV 25401$144,850
14Pilgrim's Pride Corporation *Broadway, VA 22815$138,280
15Steven D StrattonWest Hamlin, WV 25571$137,552
16Plateau Orchards *Paynesville, WV 24873$131,732
17Michael FellerLevels, WV 25431$121,114
18Charles M Long & W E Irons Jr *Lewisburg, WV 24901$114,242
19Vickie D FellerWinchester, VA 22601$112,589
20Gruber Farms *Summit Point, WV 25446$110,401

* 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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