Tobacco Subsidies in Ballard County, Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 962

Recipients of Tobacco Subsidies from farms in Ballard County, Kentucky totaled $3,152,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Subsidies
1Billy R SullivanLa Center, KY 42056$143,529
2Joe WilsonPaducah, KY 42001$124,340
3Sudie C HoldmanWest Paducah, KY 42086$117,062
4Thomas F WatwoodLa Center, KY 42056$79,697
5R & R Livestock *Gilbertsville, KY 42044$77,876
6Jay BuchananWickliffe, KY 42087$77,366
7Judith Ann PurcellBarlow, KY 42024$72,738
8Chris DentonLa Center, KY 42056$66,916
9Aaron WilsonLa Center, KY 42056$65,341
10Flint RenfrowBarlow, KY 42024$62,285
11D L SimmonsKevil, KY 42053$61,159
12Max F GordonKevil, KY 42053$55,978
13Jeffery W SullivanKevil, KY 42053$53,142
14Duane SandersLa Center, KY 42056$49,701
15Stonnie DennisWickliffe, KY 42087$48,331
16Jerry OwsleyLa Center, KY 42056$45,239
17Linford Clayton ReidBarlow, KY 42024$44,857
18Randall WilliamsLa Center, KY 42056$44,152
19Todd WilliamsLa Center, KY 42056$42,251
20Rick BelcherBarlow, KY 42024$39,901

* 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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