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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 479

Recipients of Tobacco Subsidies from farms in Lyon County, Kentucky totaled $1,432,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Subsidies
1M & M Farms *Eddyville, KY 42038$172,215
2Andrew P LesterPrinceton, KY 42445$170,693
3Michael G BrownPrinceton, KY 42445$99,661
4Charles W AdamsBranson, MO 65616$88,012
5Bobby Gene BirdsongEddyville, KY 42038$69,063
6Billy Gene BirdsongEddyville, KY 42038$68,609
7Jerry MitchellCadiz, KY 42211$66,248
8Lawyana D GrayPrinceton, KY 42445$60,218
9Gary G GrayPrinceton, KY 42445$47,127
10Greg GeorgePrinceton, KY 42445$45,329
11Roger A KnothKuttawa, KY 42055$34,761
12Mark RobertsonPrinceton, KY 42445$31,186
13John Curtis BrownEddyville, KY 42038$29,675
14Charles Maylon GuessKuttawa, KY 42055$27,978
15Aubrey Luther MerrickPrinceton, KY 42445$26,992
16Tony Glenn GrayPrinceton, KY 42445$25,163
17Randy G BushPrinceton, KY 42445$24,839
18Adams And Bush *Princeton, KY 42445$14,035
19Clarence Wayne ThompsonEddyville, KY 42038$12,633
20James Russell MckinneyPrinceton, KY 42445$12,347

* 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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