Deficiency Payment in the United States, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 969,429

Recipients of Deficiency Payment from farms in the United States totaled $3,056,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payment
1The Hendersons Liberty FarmsDevers, TX 77538$975,384
2R Gorrill Ranch EnterprisesDurham, CA 95938$964,012
3Tackett FarmsSchlater, MS 38952$913,824
47-11 Farm PartnershipLittle Rock, AR 72201$757,471
5Gertson Farms PartnershipLissie, TX 77454$743,514
6Ocho FarmsBrookshire, TX 77423$724,457
7Franz Ag InterestsInez, TX 77968$692,667
8Sjv EnterprisesNicolaus, CA 95659$678,278
9Canal FarmsMaxwell, CA 95955$670,758
10Seaberg Farming CompanyDayton, TX 77535$664,698
11Three Boeckmann Farm PartnershipWynne, AR 72396$646,519
12Valley FarmsLive Oak, CA 95953$620,262
13Woodsland Farms PartnershipRayville, LA 71269$605,512
14Franz Farms II PartnershipKaty, TX 77492$598,056
15Circle H Joint VentureCleveland, MS 38732$583,000
16Big-mo Farm PartnershipStuttgart, AR 72160$579,400
17K FarmsGarwood, TX 77442$566,399
18Don Eifling & Son FarmsGrady, AR 71644$564,169
19G L & M LagrandeWilliams, CA 95987$552,610
20Minze Agriculture PartnershipKaty, TX 77492$548,872

* 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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