Tree Assistance Program in Tennessee, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 14 of 14

Recipients of Tree Assistance Program from farms in Tennessee totaled $555,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Tree Assistance Program
1Brandon M FustonRock Island, TN 38581$259,359
2Terry L BellRock Island, TN 38581$61,560
3Botanico IncMcminnville, TN 37111$43,910
4Brent G MyersMcminnville, TN 37110$38,950
5A-1 Tree FarmMcminnville, TN 37110$31,859
6Carl D BouldinMcminnville, TN 37110$31,708
7Garry L HildrethSmithville, TN 37166$26,374
8Joey HastonMcminnville, TN 37111$19,849
9Jerry BlankenshipMcminnville, TN 37110$14,713
10Tyler Levoy BellRock Island, TN 38581$11,938
11Oren Wooden ApplesPikeville, TN 37367$5,690
12Carpenters Kidz, Inc.Woodbury, TN 37190$4,023
13Tim GannMorrison, TN 37357$3,285
14Billy L HildrethMcminnville, TN 37110$2,190

* 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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