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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,021

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Mercer County, Kentucky totaled $16,193,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Bruce WadeHarrodsburg, KY 40330$525,559
2Edwin RileySalvisa, KY 40372$391,533
3Wallace WilkinsonLouisville, KY 40223$259,349
4Ralph AndersonHarrodsburg, KY 40330$256,730
5Freeman Farm Partnership Ltd *Harrodsburg, KY 40330$201,764
6Wade Farms Enterprises LLCHarrodsburg, KY 40330$192,779
7Baker Farms Inc *Harrodsburg, KY 40330$190,508
8Davis & Riney *Harrodsburg, KY 40330$184,971
9Stephen C BaileyHarrodsburg, KY 40330$182,306
10Ferris Farms Gp *Harrodsburg, KY 40330$173,252
11Coy M EllisHarrodsburg, KY 40330$165,606
12William N CoxSalvisa, KY 40372$159,550
13Ruth AndersonHarrodsburg, KY 40330$158,371
14Brown Ag LLCHarrodsburg, KY 40330$157,813
15Gabe Ferris Farms Gp *Harrodsburg, KY 40330$157,793
16Betty GoodlettHarrodsburg, KY 40330$152,742
17Glenn B DevineHarrodsburg, KY 40330$147,133
18Kie C Fallis JrDanville, KY 40330$146,647
19John W LandrumHarrodsburg, KY 40330$137,653
20Jeffrey S WalkerSalvisa, KY 40372$135,723

* 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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