Livestock Disaster / Emergency in Florida, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 11,479

Recipients of Livestock Disaster / Emergency from farms in Florida totaled $199,977,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Disaster / Emergency
1Pratima Jester D/b/a Jester Bee CMims, FL 32754$3,260,126
2Luella R BellDeland, FL 32720$2,407,675
3Horace BellDeland, FL 32720$2,076,281
4Bill Rhodes Honey Co LLC *Umatilla, FL 32784$979,994
5Bell Apiaries LLC *Fort Meade, FL 33841$899,240
6Ralph E GorackePunta Gorda, FL 33982$886,125
7Andrew Moore Inc *Umatilla, FL 32784$851,102
8Joe DawsonWinter Haven, FL 33880$797,818
9W Fisher Bee FarmDade City, FL 33525$747,244
10Gentry Apiaries Inc *Loxahatchee, FL 33470$721,841
11Byron StoreyMoore Haven, FL 33471$717,239
12Jackman Cattle Inc *Clewiston, FL 33440$698,859
13Foti Bee's IncCrystal River, FL 34429$693,129
14Family Tree Enteprises Lllp *Okeechobee, FL 34972$682,487
15Syfrett Ranch Inc *Okeechobee, FL 34973$680,860
16Lightsey Bros Partnership *Lake Wales, FL 33898$665,271
17T B Walker And Sons *Monticello, FL 32344$649,082
18Newcomer Ranch Dba Newcomer Dairy *Okeechobee, FL 34973$637,881
19David M DurandoWauchula, FL 33873$617,764
20Archbold Expeditions *Venus, FL 33960$610,703

* 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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