Cotton Subsidies in Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 118,277

Recipients of Cotton Subsidies from farms in Texas totaled $14,593,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Subsidies
1Smith & Sons *Bishop, TX 78343$9,363,229
2Kitten Land Co *Slaton, TX 79364$8,588,763
33-d Farms *Hearne, TX 77859$6,515,453
4Vardeman Farms Ptnship *Slaton, TX 79364$6,281,998
5Bradford Farms *Progreso, TX 78579$6,258,098
6Skalitsky Farms Ptn *Donna, TX 78537$6,210,447
7Mcnair Farms *Driscoll, TX 78351$5,994,766
8Weaver Farms *Corpus Christi, TX 78427$5,618,828
9Martin & Mimms Farms *Lorenzo, TX 79343$5,469,608
10Four M Brothers *Floydada, TX 79235$5,293,052
11Thomas Kennedy Thomas Farms *Lubbock, TX 79424$5,291,059
12Lahey Farms Ptn *Brownfield, TX 79316$5,128,015
13Douglass Farms Jv *Corpus Christi, TX 78414$4,909,755
14Ritchie Farms Partnership *Taft, TX 78390$4,901,439
153-s Jv *Munday, TX 76371$4,848,575
163 B Farms *Lubbock, TX 79424$4,728,808
17Triple T Farms & Cattle Co *Robstown, TX 78380$4,714,375
18Hinsley Farms Partnership *Floydada, TX 79235$4,581,484
19Roy Floerke Farms *Taft, TX 78390$4,557,039
20Williams & Company *Trent, TX 79561$4,548,082

* 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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