Business First Bank


USDA subsidy information for Business First Bank

Business First Bank received payments totaling $4,662,635 from 1995 through 2021

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.

Year Conservation Subsidies Disaster Subsidies Commodity Subsidies Total USDA Subsidies
2019 $34,884 $0 $1,659,145 $1,694,029
2020 $12,140 $0 $1,604,877 $1,617,017
2021 $0 $0 $1,351,589 $1,351,589
Total $47,024 $0 $4,615,611 $4,662,635

Counties where payments were made from

County Subsidy Payments 1995-2021
Ashley County, Arkansas $22,662.00
Chicot County, Arkansas $55,651.00
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana $82,138.00
Cameron Parish, Louisiana $67,820.00
East Carroll Parish, Louisiana $397,136.00
Madison Parish, Louisiana $281,337.00
Morehouse Parish, Louisiana $812,971.00
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana $74,261.00
Richland Parish, Louisiana $1,862,828.00
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana $172,748.00
West Carroll Parish, Louisiana $244,027.00
Bolivar County, Mississippi $11,872.00
Leflore County, Mississippi $23,212.00
Quitman County, Mississippi $7,008.00
Sunflower County, Mississippi $46,668.00
Tallahatchie County, Mississippi $47,053.00
Warren County, Mississippi $453,243.00
Total $4,662,635

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