Emergency Conservation in Florida, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 4,919

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Florida totaled $81,752,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1995-2020
1Floral Acres LLC *Delray Beach, FL 33448$457,600
2Ronald Harris Fern Co IncCrescent City, FL 32112$400,000
3Brooks Tropicals LLCHomestead, FL 33031$400,000
4Buck HendryLabelle, FL 33935$387,438
5Commodity Credit Corporation **Langdon, ND 58249$356,976
6Estes Groves Inc *Vero Beach, FL 32960$338,968
7Star Farms Corp *Belle Glade, FL 33430$331,994
8Tampa Farm Service Inc *Indiantown, FL 34956$308,397
9Causey Fern Inc *Crescent City, FL 32112$276,232
10Norma Jones Dba Ronald Jones FernPierson, FL 32180$276,228
11Continental Floral LLCBelfair, WA 98528$263,666
12Agri Brothers Corp *Homestead, FL 33031$255,217
13Alpha Fern Co LLC *Pierson, FL 32180$253,602
14Robert J FlintArcadia, FL 34266$250,000
15Albin Hagstrom And Son Inc *Pierson, FL 32180$249,428
16Hales Land & Cattle LLC *Okeechobee, FL 34974$227,212
17Costa Nursery Farms Inc *Goulds, FL 33170$215,352
18Superior Foliage Inc *Homestead, FL 33031$202,443
19Tim Griffin Enterprises *Homestead, FL 33031$201,625
20Gray's Ornamentals Inc *Delray Beach, FL 33446$200,000

* 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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