Tobacco Payment Program in Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 106,130

Recipients of Tobacco Payment Program from farms in Kentucky totaled $12,526,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Payment Program
1Bobby R RankinLexington, KY 40511$19,167
2Gordon BoardGuston, KY 40142$16,802
3Barton Brothers *Lexington, KY 40511$16,003
4Scotty BaeslerLexington, KY 40509$15,230
5Asa PhillipsGlencoe, KY 41046$13,847
6Gary L BrameMayfield, KY 42066$11,992
7Consolation Farms LLC *Crofton, KY 42217$11,986
8Cundiff Farms *Cadiz, KY 42211$11,923
9Larry WaldenCave City, KY 42127$9,388
10Elbert F MooreHopkinsville, KY 42240$8,163
11Steve ClarkShelbyville, KY 40065$7,921
12Todd HartonCadiz, KY 42211$7,851
13D L Robey Farms *Adairville, KY 42202$7,555
14Gregory G BakerVersailles, KY 40383$7,289
15Charles Baker JrVersailles, KY 40383$7,042
16Ronald Kent BoydHopkinsville, KY 42240$6,773
17David T PhillipsMidway, KY 40347$6,678
18Randy JordanElkton, KY 42220$6,644
19Pea Ridge Farms Inc *Bardwell, KY 42023$6,473
20Gary Jerome CoffeyShelbyville, KY 40066$6,450

* 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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