Subtotal, Conservation Programs in Austin County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 101

Recipients of Subtotal, Conservation Programs from farms in Austin County, Texas totaled $2,213,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Conservation Programs
1Weldon Laas Family Bypass Trust *Pattison, TX 77423$1,012,700
2Harvey LaasPattison, TX 77423$501,700
3Lilian ArringtonAustin, TX 78741$339,920
4Thomas A HardilekNew Ulm, TX 78950$34,435
5Kaechele Ranch Lp *Wallis, TX 77485$28,518
6A J Gambino JrPattison, TX 77466$28,116
7Paula M SchackmannKenney, TX 77452$20,642
8Kenneth W BlezingerNew Ulm, TX 78950$15,643
9Richard O FaulkHouston, TX 77002$11,821
10Richard Scott RicksBellville, TX 77418$11,095
11Richard C Kuriger IIIHouston, TX 77027$10,420
12Lisa Kay KrebsFayetteville, TX 78940$10,042
13J Frank MonkSealy, TX 77474$9,503
14Herbert B SchumannBellville, TX 77418$8,588
15Robert H ClayHouston, TX 77055$6,560
16Carl A RisleyKaty, TX 77493$6,426
17David R LionbergerHouston, TX 77005$5,805
18Charles Waddel BrandesSealy, TX 77474$5,250
19K Don KnightCat Spring, TX 78933$5,074
20Edward Q WiesnerKaty, TX 77493$4,100

* 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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