Subtotal, Disaster Payments in the United States, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,553,322

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in the United States totaled $34,085,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
1Pilgrim's Pride Corporation *Broadway, VA 22815$26,429,013
2Cargill Turkey ProductsHarrisonburg, VA 22801$17,593,130
3Carpenter Produce *Grady, AR 71644$14,553,944
4Evans Properties Inc *Vero Beach, FL 32963$13,402,859
5Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$12,209,310
6Premier Citrus LLC *Vero Beach, FL 32966$8,919,393
7Fellsmere Joint Venture Llp *Fellsmere, FL 32948$7,939,363
8Lykes Bros Inc *Okeechobee, FL 34974$7,705,293
9Running W Citrus *Fort Myers, FL 33916$7,429,678
10Bailey Brothers Farms *Bailey, NC 27807$6,722,886
11Dale Bone Farms Partnership *Wilson, NC 27896$5,607,499
12Barkley Seed, Inc.Yuma, AZ 85366$5,276,141
13Ute Mountain Tribe *Towaoc, CO 81334$5,034,936
14Arizona Grain CompanyCasa Grande, AZ 85230$4,959,411
15Tesoro Groves Limited Partnership *Fort Myers, FL 33916$4,878,280
16Graves Brothers Company *Vero Beach, FL 32960$4,786,538
17Bernard A Egan Groves Inc *Fort Pierce, FL 34946$4,613,745
18County Line Farms *Vardaman, MS 38878$4,210,076
19Pratima Jester D/b/a Jester Bee CMims, FL 32754$4,160,126
20Attebury Grain Co *Amarillo, TX 79105$4,086,612

* 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.”

Next >>

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


Farm Subsidies Education