Livestock Subsidies in Louisiana, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 14,546

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Louisiana totaled $135,426,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1995-2020
1J & S Joint Venture *Bastrop, LA 71220$945,476
2Sunshine Honey Bees LLC *Lecompte, LA 71346$772,683
3Sunkist Farms *Evergreen, LA 71333$671,406
4Strain Cattle Company *Abita Springs, LA 70420$572,174
5Donnie Leflett Inc *Bossier City, LA 71111$555,908
6Rayburn SmithNatchitoches, LA 71457$498,999
7Kovac Cattle Inc *Oak Grove, LA 71263$476,727
8Paul HightElm Grove, LA 71051$475,578
9Carmichael's Honey Farm IncCarencro, LA 70520$469,275
10Royce SalleyBelmont, LA 71406$455,378
11Jolley C NashCoushatta, LA 71019$407,715
12J & J Farms *Mangham, LA 71259$383,019
13Emily SmithNatchitoches, LA 71457$380,435
14Hunter Jeffrey SimmonsBastrop, LA 71220$371,792
15Dwayne MelderIda, LA 71044$371,631
16Jessica C NashCoushatta, LA 71019$359,967
17Daniel E CasonCoushatta, LA 71019$346,535
18Amanda J CasonCoushatta, LA 71019$346,535
19Edward Buryl BatySulphur, LA 70665$342,473
20Steve PierceCloutierville, LA 71416$337,754

* 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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