Conservation Reserve Program in Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 23,580

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Kentucky totaled $854,809,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Cundiff Farms *Cadiz, KY 42211$1,367,232
2Whispering Winds Farms *Hopkinsville, KY 42241$1,304,541
3Greg & Rita Drake Farm Partnershi *Bowling Green, KY 42101$1,112,807
4Double S Farms *Greenville, KY 42345$1,080,613
5William Ferrell MillerMurray, KY 42071$1,028,646
6Hunt Farms *Herndon, KY 42236$993,003
7Richard LacefieldMillwood, KY 42762$982,337
8Joe E WoodwardAuburn, KY 42206$973,869
9Luther Lloyd LawsWingo, KY 42088$966,467
10R V WoodwardAuburn, KY 42206$965,353
11Wendell E GordonBenton, KY 42025$878,234
12Lester Farms Inc *Gracey, KY 42232$849,711
13W W EzellAuburn, KY 42206$829,692
14William D LewisWoodville, FL 32362$824,087
15K Goff Company *Leitchfield, KY 42754$820,325
16Commonwealth Of KentuckyFrankfort, KY 40601$808,917
17Albert L GibsonMayfield, KY 42066$808,491
18Thomas Darrell FuquaWingo, KY 42088$802,194
19John C SawyersScottsville, KY 42164$794,891
20Griffith Farms *Mayfield, KY 42066$789,359

* 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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