Total Disaster Programs in Florida, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 28,004

Recipients of Total Disaster Programs from farms in Florida totaled $1,751,000,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Disaster Programs
1Evans Properties IncVero Beach, FL 32963$13,527,859
2Premier Citrus LLCWilson, AR 72395$8,919,393
3Fellsmere Joint Venture LlpFellsmere, FL 32948$7,943,655
4Lykes Bros IncOkeechobee, FL 34974$7,924,549
5Running W CitrusFort Myers, FL 33916$7,429,678
6Rickie Simmons & Son Tropical FisRuskin, FL 33570$7,232,465
7Pratima Jester D/b/a Jester Bee CompanyMims, FL 32754$6,764,765
8Oakridge Fish Hatchery Inc %davidPlant City, FL 33565$5,663,066
9Tesoro Groves Limited PartnershipFort Myers, FL 33916$4,878,280
10Graves Brothers CompanyVero Beach, FL 32960$4,786,538
11Bernard A Egan Groves IncFort Pierce, FL 34946$4,613,745
12Imperial TropicalsLakeland, FL 33805$4,211,276
13Urban Tropical IncLakeland, FL 33810$3,535,536
14South Fort Meade Land ManagementBowling Green, FL 33834$3,159,640
15Star Farms CorpBelle Glade, FL 33430$3,041,029
16Riverland And Indian Sun LcWauchula, FL 33873$3,029,694
17Horace BellDeland, FL 32720$2,918,123
18Wheeler Farms IncLake Placid, FL 33862$2,871,251
19Liles Tropical Fish IncRuskin, FL 33575$2,824,553
20Blue Goose Growers LLCFort Pierce, FL 34945$2,784,047

* 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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