Livestock Subsidies in Kentucky, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,204

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Kentucky totaled $3,052,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1E M Heard & Sons *Rockfield, KY 42274$339,894
2Obryan Grain Farms Inc *Owensboro, KY 42301$125,000
3Bush Farms Inc *Rockfield, KY 42274$125,000
4Bickett Farms LLCCentral City, KY 42330$125,000
5Shady Rest Pigs LLCHodgenville, KY 42748$84,512
6Crider Farrowing LLCMayfield, KY 42066$79,464
7Revlett Grain Farm *Robards, KY 42452$62,328
8Lyvers Farm Inc *Loretto, KY 40037$40,072
9Ragland Family Farm LLCMagnolia, KY 42757$39,560
10Joey Dewayne RittenberryBurna, KY 42028$36,584
11Wade WoodwardAuburn, KY 42206$34,977
12Lucas EplingStanford, KY 40484$29,274
13Kevin CornettManchester, KY 40962$29,157
14Darrell EssexLoretto, KY 40037$27,512
15D L Robey Farms *Adairville, KY 42202$24,702
16Ray Allan MackeyElizabethtown, KY 42701$23,576
17Gary KnightHardyville, KY 42746$22,432
18Thad PetersonLoretto, KY 40037$21,952
19Joseph W NormanHorse Cave, KY 42749$19,857
20Lucky Frost Central Ky Honey Inc *Columbia, KY 42728$17,226

* 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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