Deficiency Payments in Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 16,939

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Kentucky totaled $25,553,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Bickett Farms *Central City, KY 42330$157,661
2John & Pat Davis A Partnership *Morganfield, KY 42437$64,512
3Greenwell Brothers *Uniontown, KY 42461$60,952
4Arnold Enterprises *Hopkinsville, KY 42241$50,880
5Hunt Farms *Herndon, KY 42236$50,553
6Damien Elder & Sons A Partnership *Morganfield, KY 42437$46,812
7Eugene FentressHardinsburg, KY 40143$42,762
8Hubert Beyke & Sons *Whitesville, KY 42378$42,576
9Sprague BrosMorganfield, KY 42437$42,548
10Sanger Farms Inc *Hickman, KY 42050$41,068
11White Farms *Sturgis, KY 42459$38,612
12Griffith Farms *Mayfield, KY 42066$35,826
13Frog Level Farms *Elkton, KY 42220$35,455
14Triple Oaks Farms *Bowling Green, KY 42104$35,252
15Sisk & Junker *Hopkinsville, KY 42240$33,086
16Bill Pride & Sons A Partnership *Morganfield, KY 42437$32,740
17Taylor Brothers *Utica, KY 42376$32,664
18Long Vue Farms *Allensville, KY 42204$32,156
19D L Robey Farms *Adairville, KY 42202$31,780
20Stagg Indus Dev Corp *Henderson, KY 42420$31,440

* 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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