Total Commodity Certificates in Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 21,561

Recipients of Total Commodity Certificates from farms in Texas totaled $1,780,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Certificates
1King Ranch IncKingsville, TX 78364$4,587,874
2Dimmitt Agri IndustriesDimmitt, TX 79027$3,553,260
3Kitten Land Co *Slaton, TX 79364$3,249,318
4Peanut Loan Processing CenterGorman, TX 76454$2,921,501
5Robbins Farms Inc *Altus, OK 73521$2,683,295
6Vardeman Farms Ptnship *Slaton, TX 79364$2,490,978
7Paul D KitchensSlaton, TX 79364$2,085,919
83-d Farms *Hearne, TX 77859$1,991,074
9Thomas Kennedy Thomas Farms *Lubbock, TX 79424$1,778,462
10Wilder Farms Inc *Clearwater, FL 33763$1,768,880
11Martin & Mimms Farms *Lorenzo, TX 79343$1,766,638
12David CarterLevelland, TX 79336$1,749,580
13Four M Brothers *Floydada, TX 79235$1,719,360
14Mid-south Family Farms *Ripley, TN 38063$1,706,979
15Bradford Farms *Progreso, TX 78579$1,664,516
16Schoepf Fms Ptn *Lorenzo, TX 79343$1,644,225
17Smith & Sons *Bishop, TX 78343$1,637,786
18Henry Dean & Jeff Finch Farms *Jonesboro, AR 72404$1,631,105
19Coghlan & Sons *Holly Bluff, MS 39088$1,614,125
20Dennis & Sandra Braden, Jv *Coyanosa, TX 79730$1,604,180

* 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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