Deficiency Payments in Tennessee, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 13,639

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Tennessee totaled $7,195,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Sikes Planting Co *Dyersburg, TN 38024$90,606
2Grisham Farms *Rives, TN 38253$58,340
3Choctaw Planting Inc *Hickman, KY 42050$46,323
4Finch Farms *Dyer, TN 38330$41,998
5Gary Fesmire Farms *Trenton, TN 38382$37,686
6Norman M Burks JrDyersburg, TN 38025$36,956
7J & S Fullen Farms *Ripley, TN 38063$35,974
8Whitworth Farms *Lynnville, TN 38472$33,750
9Coleman & Johnson *Milan, TN 38358$30,830
10Tosh Farms *Henry, TN 38231$30,326
11Dglover Farming Co *Obion, TN 38240$24,389
12Forrester & Mcknight *Rives, TN 38253$23,912
13Tippitt Farms *Huntingdon, TN 38344$23,830
14Verell Family Farms *Jackson, TN 38301$23,646
15Mccormack Farms *Leoma, TN 38468$23,083
16Robert Lynn BarnesUnion City, TN 38261$22,081
17Kenneth BarnesUnion City, TN 38261$22,081
18Gary W PevahouseDecaturville, TN 38329$21,775
19Willis Farms Inc *Hillsboro, TN 37342$21,469
20Michael C MedlinCaruthersville, MO 63830$20,321

* 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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