Direct Payment Program in Austin County, Texas, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 608

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in Austin County, Texas totaled $8,787,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1Beckendorff Farms-joint VentureSealy, TX 77474$1,025,510
2Kaechele Ranch LpWallis, TX 77485$559,732
3R L Kohleffel FarmsEast Bernard, TX 77435$514,438
4Walter A Virnau JrSealy, TX 77474$392,394
5Viermann FarmsSealy, TX 77474$390,537
6Lawrence Pavlu Jr Farms Joint VentureGarwood, TX 77442$280,417
7Janicek BrothersSealy, TX 77474$239,062
8Fred L LuhnBellville, TX 77418$232,820
9West Sealy IncSealy, TX 77474$206,075
10Henry Dirba JrSealy, TX 77474$205,859
11Cool Water Farms IncSealy, TX 77474$204,468
12Vykukal Farms LLCWallis, TX 77485$188,040
13T & J FarmsEagle Lake, TX 77434$178,312
14Dollins Farm PartnershipKaty, TX 77492$177,556
15Dirba FarmsSealy, TX 77474$171,907
16Robert J PavluGarwood, TX 77442$163,635
17Jerry Allen OndruchWallis, TX 77485$163,620
18Raska Wallis Farms LLCWallis, TX 77485$163,577
19Gajewski BrothersSealy, TX 77474$155,241
20Wanda SchaffnerHouston, TX 77057$145,095

* 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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