Misc. Conservation Payments in New Mexico, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 20

Recipients of Misc. Conservation Payments from farms in New Mexico totaled $406,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Misc. Conservation Payments
1Hughes Brothers *Carlsbad, NM 88220$51,180
2David W ChristopherRichmond, TX 77469$49,999
3Billy WiltonFort Sumner, NM 88119$37,332
4Robert F GuerinSan Angelo, TX 76905$34,979
5Pat D MontoyaBlanco, NM 87412$34,163
6Ernest MartinezLa Luz, NM 88337$30,689
7Koontz Ranch Inc *Fort Sumner, NM 88119$28,496
8Tim FosterKirtland, NM 87417$24,846
9Mcree & Brooke *Fort Sumner, NM 88119$22,509
10Holguin Farms Inc *Las Cruces, NM 88004$21,203
11Nichols Ranch *La Luz, NM 88337$15,497
12River Edge Dairy And Farms *Hesperus, CO 81326$15,030
13Charles & Thelma Walker TrustCloudcroft, NM 88317$11,306
14Robert S NicholsLa Luz, NM 88337$10,264
15Laverne RiggsTucumcari, NM 88401$7,479
16Marqua RatliffFort Sumner, NM 88119$5,256
17Robert NordtomeMelrose, NM 88124$3,175
18Larry CristAmarillo, TX 79124$1,539
19Duston L Hunt JrSilver City, NM 88061$974
20Cubero Land GrantCubero, NM 87014$571

* 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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