Farm Subsidy information

Meade County, Kentucky

Total Subsidies in Meade County, Kentucky, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,900

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Meade County, Kentucky totaled $62,915,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Hager Farms IncEkron, KY 40117$1,417,988
2Joseph M HagerVine Grove, KY 40175$1,073,581
3Joseph R BargerBrandenburg, KY 40108$923,337
4Gordon BoardGuston, KY 40142$916,111
5W A Hobbs & Sons IncEkron, KY 40117$874,038
6Thomas A HobbsVine Grove, KY 40175$868,981
7Fred L Sipes JrEkron, KY 40117$812,633
8Joe L HobbsVine Grove, KY 40175$789,712
9J & J Hardesty Farms LLCGuston, KY 40142$775,234
10Board's Livestock Farms LLCGuston, KY 40142$750,825
11Homer Lee RichardsonBrandenburg, KY 40108$730,152
12Straney Farms LLCVine Grove, KY 40175$723,788
13Jeff L McgeheeBrandenburg, KY 40108$698,732
14Eddie HobbsVine Grove, KY 40175$693,180
15Francis J HardestyGuston, KY 40142$571,169
16Hollis BrosBattletown, KY 40104$570,365
17Donald HayesPayneville, KY 40157$568,668
18David PadgettVine Grove, KY 40175$498,267
19Kenneth E ComptonIrvington, KY 40146$480,006
20James Anthony Pike Credit ShelterPayneville, KY 40157$469,940

* 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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