Total USDA Subsidies in 16th District of Florida (Rep. Vern Buchanan), 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 74

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in 16th District of Florida (Rep. Vern Buchanan) totaled $2,973,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Rickie Simmons & Son Tropical Fis *Ruskin, FL 33570$356,086
2Liles Tropical Fish Inc *Ruskin, FL 33575$213,030
3Carter's Fish Hatchery Inc *Wimauma, FL 33598$192,731
4Steve Simmons Aquatics Inc *Ruskin, FL 33570$179,250
5Ed Parker Trop Fish Inc *Apollo Beach, FL 33572$159,827
6Aquatic Collectors Of Florida Inc *Wimauma, FL 33598$128,939
7Arthur Rawlins Dba Rawlins TropicLithia, FL 33547$116,044
8Wayne Tanner Tropical Fish Inc *Wimauma, FL 33598$105,190
9Grainger Farms Inc *Bradenton, FL 34211$85,619
10Cameron Dakin Dairy Company *Myakka City, FL 34251$85,551
11Lonesome G Ranch LLCLithia, FL 33547$84,587
12Gary J RankerPalmetto, FL 34221$67,424
13Richard Rollison Dba Rollison RanLithia, FL 33547$53,828
14R Russ PutnalMyakka City, FL 34251$49,331
15Farren R DakinMyakka City, FL 34251$48,331
16Ledford Tropical Fish Farm Inc *Riverview, FL 33568$44,408
17M Lewis KingLakeland, FL 33807$41,768
18Taylor Cattle & Citrus LLC *Myakka City, FL 34251$26,688
19Valley Fisheries *Balm, FL 33503$19,424
20Cully RowellMyakka City, FL 34251$17,204

* 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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