How do you find a list of farm subsidy payment recipients?


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To find a list of farm subsidy payment recipients, navigate to the Environmental Working Group homepage, and click on the relevant state or enter a ZIP code in the search box. Search results include a list of individuals or businesses who received farm subsidies, the dates they received them, their location and total farm subsidy received.

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Environmental Working Group lists the top recipients for U.S. farm subsidies for 1995 through 2012. Riceland Foods, Inc. of Stuttgart, Arkansas received the most money from farm subsidies, at a little over $550 million. Producers Rice Mill, also of Stuttgart, Arkansas, received in excess of $314 million from the U.S. government. The Farmers Rice Coop of Sacramento, California, was the third highest recipient of farm subsidies at over $146 million.

The left sidebar on the Environmental Working Group website provides links to various breakdowns of how farms spent the money received. Click on the links for payment concentration, how states, counties and Congressional districts rank for payments, or use the search link to search for a particular farm subsidy recipient.

Click on the Farm Payments tab at the top of the website for farm subsidy summary information and a list of the top subsidized commodities. Clicking on the Crop Insurance tab for information on insurance for eligible crops and the related costs.

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