Sorghum Subsidies in Florida, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,826

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in Florida totaled $4,542,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1David SartoriLake Placid, FL 33852$91,986
2James R SartoriIndialantic, FL 32903$91,986
3Larson Dairy Inc *Okeechobee, FL 34973$76,318
4Dairy Production Systems LLC *High Springs, FL 32643$62,484
5Willowbrook Coal Company *Indialantic, FL 32903$53,374
6Smith-okeechobee Farms Inc *Okeechobee, FL 34973$52,552
7Kelly J PhilmanBell, FL 32619$51,729
8Keith PhilmanBell, FL 32619$45,999
9Southeast Dairy Company *High Springs, FL 32643$41,496
10John FrobergBushnell, FL 33513$40,291
11White And White *Chiefland, FL 32644$39,501
12Thomas Nichols JrLowell, FL 32663$38,332
13David PriceBlountstown, FL 32424$37,655
14William C RobertsTrenton, FL 32693$36,127
15Hardee Farms *Chiefland, FL 32626$36,014
16Louis Hurley NicholsOxford, FL 34484$36,012
17Wilson Brothers *Trenton, FL 32693$35,893
18Geraldine C M Livingston Foundati *Greenville, FL 32331$33,751
19Wabasso Road Dairy Inc *Avon Park, FL 33826$33,560
20South Florida Sod Inc *Punta Gorda, FL 33982$32,727

* 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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