Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Meade County, Kentucky, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,701

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Meade County, Kentucky totaled $29,939,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Hager Farms Inc *Ekron, KY 40117$982,670
2Joseph M HagerVine Grove, KY 40175$881,132
3Joe L HobbsVine Grove, KY 40175$731,003
4W A Hobbs & Sons Inc *Ekron, KY 40117$710,219
5Thomas A HobbsVine Grove, KY 40175$693,718
6Homer Lee RichardsonBrandenburg, KY 40108$609,681
7Joseph R BargerBrandenburg, KY 40108$600,845
8Eddie HobbsVine Grove, KY 40175$581,339
9Fred L Sipes JrEkron, KY 40117$553,725
10Board's Livestock Farms LLC *Guston, KY 40142$486,641
11Straney Farms LLC *Vine Grove, KY 40175$442,008
12Jeff L McgeheeBrandenburg, KY 40108$438,587
13J & J Hardesty Farms LLC *Guston, KY 40142$407,776
14J Larry EdelenVine Grove, KY 40175$402,134
15David PadgettVine Grove, KY 40175$386,966
16Francis Jerome HardestyGuston, KY 40142$380,037
17George A HagerEkron, KY 40117$375,522
18Hollis Bros *Battletown, KY 40104$374,496
19Gordon BoardGuston, KY 40142$371,306
20James Anthony Pike Credit Shelter *Payneville, KY 40157$366,791

* 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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