Subtotal, Disaster Payments in Florida, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 25,057

Recipients of Subtotal, Disaster Payments from farms in Florida totaled $1,410,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Disaster Payments
1Evans Properties Inc *Vero Beach, FL 32963$13,402,859
2Premier Citrus LLC *Vero Beach, FL 32966$8,919,393
3Fellsmere Joint Venture Llp *Fellsmere, FL 32948$7,939,363
4Lykes Bros Inc *Okeechobee, FL 34974$7,705,293
5Running W Citrus *Fort Myers, FL 33916$7,429,678
6Tesoro Groves Limited Partnership *Fort Myers, FL 33916$4,878,280
7Graves Brothers Company *Vero Beach, FL 32960$4,786,538
8Bernard A Egan Groves Inc *Fort Pierce, FL 34946$4,613,745
9Pratima Jester D/b/a Jester Bee CMims, FL 32754$4,160,126
10South Fort Meade Land Management *Bowling Green, FL 33834$3,159,640
11Riverland And Indian Sun Lc *Wauchula, FL 33873$3,029,694
12Star Farms Corp *Belle Glade, FL 33430$2,886,243
13Blue Goose Growers LLC *Fort Pierce, FL 34945$2,784,047
14Sorrells Groves Inc *Arcadia, FL 34265$2,733,535
15Becker Holding Corporation *Fort Pierce, FL 34981$2,714,746
16Luella R BellDeland, FL 32720$2,691,275
17Ben Hill Griffin Inc *Frostproof, FL 33843$2,656,694
18Wheeler Farms Inc *Lake Placid, FL 33862$2,592,705
19Kennedy Groves Inc *Vero Beach, FL 32967$2,551,133
20Estate Of V C Hollingsworth Sr *Arcadia, FL 34266$2,537,931

* 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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