Livestock Subsidies in Tennessee, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 770

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Tennessee totaled $2,570,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Tosh Pork LLCHenry, TN 38231$125,000
2Williams Livestock Partnership *Savannah, TN 38372$88,489
3Harrison Dairy Inc *Loudon, TN 37774$80,501
4Doug DowdyWhiteville, TN 38075$64,664
5Sweetwater Valley Farm Inc *Philadelphia, TN 37846$59,554
6Rex CalfeeCharleston, TN 37310$34,337
7Wee 3 Bee CoSpringfield, TN 37172$26,002
8Mike SumnersParis, TN 38242$25,863
9Ron CalfeeCleveland, TN 37323$24,373
10John S LeeMadisonville, TN 37354$21,258
11Milton W BeardSanta Fe, TN 38482$19,918
12E M ArmstrongEtowah, TN 37331$18,194
13Hagler Farms *Kingston, TN 37763$17,705
14Russ CarmichaelRiceville, TN 37370$17,317
15Ann V Shipley Hickory Corner DairSpeedwell, TN 37870$17,073
16Vickers Dairy Lp *Mcminnville, TN 37110$16,206
17Syl Ray Riverland Farms *Charleston, TN 37310$15,732
18Simmons Brothers Farms *Crossville, TN 38572$15,386
19Davis Brothers DairyPhiladelphia, TN 37846$13,980
20Brandon StrasserAthens, TN 37371$12,590

* 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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