Total Direct Payments in Aransas County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 19 of 19

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Aransas County, Texas totaled $373,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Wendland Agriculture Inc *Taft, TX 78390$76,339
2Havelka Farms Of Taft Inc *Taft, TX 78390$59,615
3Nancy S DandreRockport, TX 78381$50,934
4Havelka Brothers Of Taft Inc *Taft, TX 78390$44,607
5Mark DandreRockport, TX 78381$44,520
6David C Wendland SrTaft, TX 78390$19,817
7Sally P Ficken Rev Living TrustAustin, TX 78759$17,875
8Brian K SissonPortland, TX 78374$10,750
9Brittany M Ficken Trust *Austin, TX 78759$8,720
10Maeson F MealeyAustin, TX 78759$8,720
11Milton Pete CampbellNewcastle, TX 76372$7,559
12Vincent E CampbellPortland, TX 78374$6,868
13David A Denham JrBenton, TN 37307$5,072
14Wayne ShamboCorpus Christi, TX 78472$4,406
15Bryant A Ficken IIIPortland, TX 78374$3,482
16R C Dillon JrTaft, TX 78390$2,102
17Shambo Finance Co Ltd *Mathis, TX 78368$1,254
18James E JohnsonPortland, TX 78374$186
19Wanda MayesLexington, TX 78947$171

* 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.”

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


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