Cotton Subsidies in 1st District of Georgia (Rep. Buddy Carter), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,307

Recipients of Cotton Subsidies from farms in 1st District of Georgia (Rep. Buddy Carter) totaled $88,389,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Subsidies
1James David ThorntonScreven, GA 31560$1,824,982
2John Earl Strickland IIIBlackshear, GA 31516$1,776,074
3Daniel L JohnsonAlma, GA 31510$1,675,062
4Alisha Farms Inc *Screven, GA 31560$1,578,510
5Joy Inc *Screven, GA 31560$1,487,038
6Dashia Farms Inc *Screven, GA 31560$1,478,270
7Charles Gregory MurphyBristol, GA 31518$1,453,472
8Billy M BurchScreven, GA 31560$1,332,633
9Joseph W WalkerBlackshear, GA 31516$1,230,746
10Waylon Johnson Farms Inc *Alma, GA 31510$1,197,591
11Edward Westberry JrOdum, GA 31555$1,147,743
12Jody JohnsonNicholls, GA 31554$1,102,348
13Ron Burch Inc *Screven, GA 31560$1,084,593
14Wayne F LeePatterson, GA 31557$1,077,367
15Kelvin D DixonAlma, GA 31510$1,048,690
16Thomas Jerry SmithBristol, GA 31518$1,006,698
17Tommy M ThorntonBlackshear, GA 31516$980,394
18Angie Burch Inc *Screven, GA 31560$945,328
19Z A MusicMillwood, GA 31552$940,230
20David E CothernAlma, GA 31510$930,632

* 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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