Top Recipients of Farm Subsidies by S...

Top Recipients of Farm Subsidies by State, County, Farm

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Abby

Ripley, TN

#1 Mar 1, 2011
The "EWG Farm Subsidies Database" is my source of the following information. They gathered their data from the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Census of Agriculture. I'm sure there are other sites and sources available but I found this one to be easy to read and understand.

All data below is for the 14-year period between 1995-2009.

Total amount of NATIONAL subsidies paid:$246.7 BILLION.*62% of farmers in the US DID NOT collect subsidies.*

Texas was the #1 state in amount of subsidies money received. Texas received $23.1 BILLION.*81% of Texas farmers DID NOT collect subsidies.*
The top 5 subsidized crops in Texas were:
Cotton....$9+ BILLION
Disaster Payments....$2+ BILLION
Conservation Reserve...$2+ BILLION
Wheat....$2+ BILLION
Sorghum....$1+ BILLION

Iowa was the #2 state in amounts received. Iowa received $21 BILLION.*19% of Iowan farmers DID NOT collect.* The top 5 crops subsidized were:
Corn...$13+ BILLION
Soybeans
Conservation
Disaster
Dairy
[With the greatest number of farmers receiving subsidies, and corn as the top crop, as one would expect in Iowa, I would say that Iowa is one of the states to be commended for their use of subsidies.]

Tennessee was #24. Tennessee received $3.17 BILLION in subsidies.*78% of Tn farmers DID NOT collect.* The top 5 crops subsidized were:
Cotton...$1,342,604,273
Corn....$500,803,441
Soybeans...$275,739,544
Conservation...$245,893,539
Disaster...$242,388,334

Lauderdale County, Tn. received $166 MILLION in subsidies.*78% of the county's farmers DID NOT collect.* The top 5 FARMS receiving the most subsidy money were:

1. Mid-South Family Farms, Ripley...$4,502,371

2. Fullen Ag Co., Ripley...$4,250,082

3. R&M Farms, Halls...$3,063,247

4. Crook Planting Co., Hall...$2,781,806

5. Lee Farms, Ripley...$1,946,448

If you want to know who owns and runs these farms, you can look it up for yourself. Please note the % of farmers who DID NOT collect subsidies. That leaves a small percentage of farmers receiving the greatest amount of assistance. Not the small farmers who are struggling and really need our help, which I am all for helping. But I think the Farm Subsidy programs need thoroughly reworking. It is wrong to subsidize the wealthy cotton planters!
MOJO

Jackson, TN

#2 Mar 2, 2011
All damm CROOKS.
Just Saying

Humboldt, TN

#4 Mar 2, 2011
I believe that Mid-south Family Farms and Fullen Ag Co. are both the Fullens!!
ms conservative

Shepherdsville, KY

#5 Mar 2, 2011
Wow!!!! This should be posted for all to see, and the owners names should be posted as well. I always thought that there were 4-5 families in Ripley that liked everything status quo-pro and that is why they put a stop to everything that people want to do to better the lives of others. I am sure that these families have their relatives also working in every city and county capacity they can to make sure that they stay the big fish in the little pond. No wonder no one can make changes in Ripley. Where do we find the owners of these farms?? We need to call them out and plaster their names and how they are robbing our country blind all over the place.
I apologize for any of my past posts regarding this because I did was not aware of this.
Thanks for the info.

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