Livestock Subsidies in Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 52,819

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Kentucky totaled $151,176,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Phillip N TarverClinton, KY 42031$814,444
2Bickett Farms LLCCentral City, KY 42330$805,944
3E M Heard & Sons *Rockfield, KY 42274$728,612
4D L Robey Farms *Adairville, KY 42202$627,613
5J Anderson Farms Inc *Science Hill, KY 42553$553,490
6Obryan Grain Farms Inc *Owensboro, KY 42301$498,970
7Jeffrey C LoyRussell Springs, KY 42642$339,511
8Bush Farms Inc *Rockfield, KY 42274$339,050
9Jimmy WoodallQuality, KY 42256$310,157
10Jansen UpchurchScience Hill, KY 42553$284,034
11Wade WoodwardAuburn, KY 42206$278,125
12John Stewart JonesLoretto, KY 40037$274,506
13Three Rivers Farms LLCMadisonville, KY 42431$250,000
14Nicholas SmithKirksey, KY 42054$245,450
15Darrell LoyJamestown, KY 42629$240,387
16Riley Livestock Inc *Mayfield, KY 42066$240,035
17Joseph WatsonMayfield, KY 42066$234,313
18B&h Dairy *Columbia, KY 42728$226,657
19Johnnie Marvin RileyMayfield, KY 42066$225,463
20Chase FutrellMurray, KY 42071$224,218

* 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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