Cotton Subsidies in Texas, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 21,938

Recipients of Cotton Subsidies from farms in Texas totaled $649,851,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Subsidies
1Allen Farms *Lolita, TX 77971$288,024
2S & S Farms Partnership *Robstown, TX 78380$275,256
3Weaver Farms *Corpus Christi, TX 78427$261,780
4Roy Floerke Farms *Taft, TX 78390$258,599
5Horak Farms Jv *Needville, TX 77461$249,436
6Jackie & Jonann Welch Farms Jv *Victoria, TX 77905$246,792
7J & R Leita Farm & Ranch *Inez, TX 77968$192,208
8Wayne & Miranda Leita Dba W & M L *Inez, TX 77968$182,192
9Hoskinson Farms *Portland, TX 78374$178,286
10Sds Joint Venture *Taft, TX 78390$175,680
11J & S Easterwood Farms *Taft, TX 78390$171,348
12Christopher Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$166,881
13Frische Farms *Dumas, TX 79029$166,308
14Harold Niemann Farms Jv *Woodsboro, TX 78393$158,906
15James E & Lavonne Rathkamp Jv *Tivoli, TX 77990$157,696
16Michael Douglas LeitaInez, TX 77968$153,170
17John Michael LeitaInez, TX 77968$153,170
18Kitten Land Co *Slaton, TX 79364$151,048
19Smith & Sons *Bishop, TX 78343$147,086
20Sappington Farms *Edna, TX 77957$136,396

* 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.”

Next >>

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


Farm Subsidies Education