Wetlands Reserve Program in Texas, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 18 of 18

Recipients of Wetlands Reserve Program from farms in Texas totaled $3,078,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wetlands Reserve Program
1Ducks UnlimitedBismarck, ND 58503$2,482,207
2J W Smith JrClarksville, TX 75426$149,343
3Ranell ScottSeymour, TX 76380$81,655
4Wild Fowl Farms LLCPort Neches, TX 77651$68,468
5Virgil B PettigrewDallas, TX 75201$55,857
6Paul E PalmoreDekalb, TX 75559$47,768
7Silva-tech South LtdCenter, TX 75935$35,469
8Texas Parks And WildlifeAustin, TX 78744$29,660
9Espinosa And Sons ContractingKnox City, TX 79529$26,134
10Jim D WrightPottsboro, TX 75076$18,631
11Darnell CharrierEdgewood, TX 75117$16,146
12Anthony W JorgensonNacogdoches, TX 75961$14,940
13Ocie L WestmorelandCushing, TX 75760$13,976
14A Reese Brown Family Ltd PtrLiberty, TX 77575$12,977
15National Fish And Wildlife FoundaWashington, DC 20036$8,641
16Michael E RussellPowderly, TX 75473$8,341
17James G BainEnnis, TX 75119$6,287
18Richard R ThompsonNew Boston, TX 75570$1,400

* 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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