Total Direct Payments in Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 71,281

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Kentucky totaled $552,171,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Bickett Farms *Central City, KY 42330$2,631,688
2Triple G Farms *Arlington, KY 42021$1,446,383
3White Farms *Sturgis, KY 42459$1,426,488
4Greenwell Brothers *Uniontown, KY 42461$1,382,633
5D L Robey Farms *Adairville, KY 42202$1,272,133
6Davis Brothers Farms *Cunningham, KY 42035$1,230,333
7Triple Oaks Farms *Bowling Green, KY 42104$1,147,829
8Greenwell Acres *Waverly, KY 42462$1,119,445
9S & S Farm *Morganfield, KY 42437$1,116,746
10Hunt Farms Ptr *Bowling Green, KY 42102$1,113,999
11Peterson Farms *Loretto, KY 40037$1,107,694
12Arnold Family Farms *Hopkinsville, KY 42241$1,036,184
13Mathis & Gill Farms *Bardwell, KY 42023$1,028,372
14Hubert Beyke & Sons *Whitesville, KY 42378$1,010,899
15Cundiff Farms *Cadiz, KY 42211$985,102
16Double M Farms *Russellville, KY 42276$983,003
17Seven Springs Farms *Cadiz, KY 42211$981,832
18Summers Farms *Franklin, KY 42134$950,547
19John & Pat Davis A Partnership *Morganfield, KY 42437$924,665
20Flat Branch Farms *Island, KY 42350$917,216

* 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.”

Next >>

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


Farm Subsidies Education