Total USDA Subsidies in 16th District of Florida (Rep. Vern Buchanan), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 512

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in 16th District of Florida (Rep. Vern Buchanan) totaled $30,646,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Rickie Simmons & Son Tropical Fis *Ruskin, FL 33570$1,161,293
2Steve Simmons Aquatics Inc *Ruskin, FL 33570$977,359
3Ed Parker Trop Fish Inc *Apollo Beach, FL 33572$951,852
4Liles Tropical Fish Inc *Ruskin, FL 33575$876,939
5Arthur Rawlins Dba Rawlins TropicLithia, FL 33547$795,803
6Farren R DakinMyakka City, FL 34251$761,631
7Cameron Dakin Dairy Company *Myakka City, FL 34251$666,743
8Mello & Sons Apiaries IncPalmetto, FL 34221$643,730
9Ledford Tropical Fish Farm Inc *Riverview, FL 33568$620,284
10Hi Hat Ranch Lllp *Sarasota, FL 34240$614,061
11Esda Inc *Myakka City, FL 34251$592,932
12Aquatic Collectors Of Florida Inc *Wimauma, FL 33598$569,719
13Benjamin H BurnettGibsonton, FL 33534$566,664
14Carter's Fish Hatchery Inc *Wimauma, FL 33598$534,980
15Charles D MartinRiverview, FL 33569$484,880
16Grainger Farms Inc *Bradenton, FL 34211$379,538
17Old Florida Bee Company LLCMyakka City, FL 34251$341,728
18Peachey Dairy Inc *Myakka City, FL 34251$337,435
19Lonesome G Ranch LLCLithia, FL 33547$330,802
20Falkner Farms *Myakka City, FL 34251$313,700

* 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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