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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,919

Recipients of Tobacco Subsidies from farms in Russell County, Kentucky totaled $3,198,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tobacco Subsidies
1Woodrow GosserRussell Springs, KY 42642$102,108
2Dorothy SullivanJamestown, KY 42629$92,790
3Lois AntleJamestown, KY 42629$70,033
4Gary V FoleyRussell Springs, KY 42642$67,468
5Arlie A RoyRussell Springs, KY 42642$57,528
6Hoyt WeddleRussell Springs, KY 42642$54,002
7Artis H RoyRussell Springs, KY 42642$48,788
8Donald RoyRussell Springs, KY 42642$46,245
9Charles B Smith JrRussell Springs, KY 42642$44,932
10Charlene BeshearsManchester, KY 40962$42,252
11Hollis C StephensRussell Springs, KY 42642$35,819
12Vick W RogersJamestown, KY 42629$31,568
13Craig LeachRussell Springs, KY 42642$28,290
14Garlen WestRussell Springs, KY 42642$27,523
15Jerry B SmithRussell Springs, KY 42642$25,527
16John David HaleRussell Springs, KY 42642$23,516
17Lowell Gene RoyFaubush, KY 42544$22,241
18Douglas W AntleJamestown, KY 42629$20,877
19Clifford W HalsellJamestown, KY 42629$19,358
20Carlie RoyRussell Springs, KY 42642$19,183

* 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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