Farm Subsidy information

Knox County, Tennessee

Total USDA Subsidies in Knox County, Tennessee, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,446

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Knox County, Tennessee totaled $4,628,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Mike EllisMascot, TN 37806$276,508
2Curtis Layne BlakeStrawberry Plains, TN 37871$269,747
3Randall PierceRutledge, TN 37861$135,129
4J Earl CruzeKnoxville, TN 37914$127,930
5Rick Edwin FawverMascot, TN 37806$122,125
6Research And Education CenterKnoxville, TN 37996$120,862
7Strong Stock Farm *Knoxville, TN 37924$119,173
8Charles Parker SimpsonNew Market, TN 37820$117,631
9Danny Lee SheltonNew Market, TN 37820$116,440
10Gregory Mitchell LaymanSevierville, TN 37876$101,207
11Carolyn D WolfenbargerKnoxville, TN 37914$95,063
12Thompson & Sons Enterprises, LLC *Corryton, TN 37721$90,724
13Charles E Simpson JrNew Market, TN 37820$85,883
14James P ThompsonCorryton, TN 37721$79,423
15Billy Ray HensleyKnoxville, TN 37930$75,037
16Charles McbeeCorryton, TN 37721$71,747
17Niceley Brothers *Strawberry Plains, TN 37871$70,891
18Lee Herman ChandleyMarshall, NC 28753$59,625
19Miller Land And Cattle LLCLa Follette, TN 37766$52,672
20Ancel A GallowayKnoxville, TN 37924$52,236

* 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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