Total USDA Subsidies in 16th District of Florida (Rep. Vern Buchanan), 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 51

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in 16th District of Florida (Rep. Vern Buchanan) totaled $2,922,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
2019
1Hi Hat Ranch Lllp *Sarasota, FL 34240$451,465
2Mello & Sons Apiaries IncPalmetto, FL 34221$203,328
3Rickie Simmons & Son Tropical Fis *Ruskin, FL 33570$168,398
4Esda Inc *Myakka City, FL 34251$164,882
5Shannon GainesRuskin, FL 33570$141,058
6Carter's Fish Hatchery Inc *Wimauma, FL 33598$122,462
7Beerom Apiaries Inc *Bradenton, FL 34210$116,750
8Old Florida Bee Company LLCMyakka City, FL 34251$116,750
9Cameron Dakin Dairy Company *Myakka City, FL 34251$113,150
10Ed Parker Trop Fish Inc *Apollo Beach, FL 33572$104,765
11Whisenant Farms *Parrish, FL 34219$103,597
12Ultra Farms LLCWimauma, FL 33598$96,330
13Liles Tropical Fish Inc *Ruskin, FL 33575$96,280
14Grainger Farms Inc *Bradenton, FL 34211$85,619
15Arthur Rawlins Dba Rawlins TropicLithia, FL 33547$85,582
16Farren R DakinMyakka City, FL 34251$70,961
17Russ Citrus Groves LtdMyakka City, FL 34251$65,917
18Michael A ClaytonLithia, FL 33547$65,626
19Steve Simmons Aquatics Inc *Ruskin, FL 33570$62,500
20Golden Pond Tropicals IncWimauma, FL 33598$54,407

* 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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