Total Counter Cyclical Payments in Austin County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 432

Recipients of Total Counter Cyclical Payments from farms in Austin County, Texas totaled $2,889,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Counter Cyclical Payments
1Beckendorff Farms-joint Venture *Sealy, TX 77474$223,200
2Raska Wallis Farms LLC *Wallis, TX 77485$220,949
3Fred L LuhnBellville, TX 77418$214,396
4Vykukal Farms LLC *Wallis, TX 77485$152,006
5Dirba Farms *Sealy, TX 77474$144,205
6Henry Dirba JrSealy, TX 77474$137,190
7Louis Glenn HeckmannWallis, TX 77485$137,111
8Robbie Joseph MelnarWallis, TX 77485$118,176
9Jerry Allen OndruchWallis, TX 77485$89,664
10Edwin J Heckmann SrWallis, TX 77485$85,529
11Lorine PrazakEast Bernard, TX 77435$84,737
12Kaechele Ranch Lp *Wallis, TX 77485$81,246
13Jerry Ondruch & Son *Wallis, TX 77485$66,152
14R L Kohleffel Farms *East Bernard, TX 77435$60,203
15T & J Farms *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$55,962
16Walter A Virnau JrSealy, TX 77474$44,927
17Janicek Brothers *Sealy, TX 77474$37,780
18Gajewski Brothers *Sealy, TX 77474$34,181
19Henry Dirba SrSealy, TX 77474$33,771
20Hlavinka Cattle Co Jv *East Bernard, TX 77435$32,537

* 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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