Loan Deficiency Payments in Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 79,863

Recipients of Loan Deficiency Payments from farms in Texas totaled $1,765,000,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Loan Deficiency Payments
1Producers Marketing CooperativeMertzon, TX 76941$2,956,417
2Farmers Cooperative Of El CampoEl Campo, TX 77437$2,915,179
3Cover Farms *Dalhart, TX 79022$2,324,991
4Dimmitt Agri IndustriesDimmitt, TX 79027$1,730,241
5Altman & Graham *Memphis, TX 79245$1,719,979
6Franz Ag Interests *Inez, TX 77968$1,695,796
7Hansen Farm *Palacios, TX 77465$1,672,044
8Moore Brothers *Sunray, TX 79086$1,671,467
9Jenkins & Jenkins *Palacios, TX 77465$1,663,728
10Gertson Farms Partnership *Lissie, TX 77454$1,652,275
11Ledwig Partners *Blessing, TX 77419$1,534,226
12Stoesser Ag Company *Dayton, TX 77535$1,506,177
13Smith & Sons *Bishop, TX 78343$1,415,131
14Riley Farms *Abernathy, TX 79311$1,402,725
15Kupco *Dalhart, TX 79022$1,362,760
16Heckman Farms Jv *Frisco, TX 75034$1,350,770
17Rachunek Brothers Farms *Wharton, TX 77488$1,346,488
18Pierce Ranch *Pierce, TX 77467$1,344,639
19Red River Farms *Childress, TX 79201$1,297,345
20Jcb Farms Joint Venture *East Bernard, TX 77435$1,220,037

* 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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