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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,451

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in Bell County, Texas totaled $17,808,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1Darwin MassarHolland, TX 76534$398,543
2Kurtz FarmsHolland, TX 76534$386,473
3Brian PomykalTemple, TX 76501$364,887
4Wolf Brothers FarmsHolland, TX 76534$337,671
5Martinka Bros Farms IncBartlett, TX 76511$288,221
6Bill CarberryMoody, TX 76557$275,087
7Michael O WelchTroy, TX 76579$273,409
8Meyer PartnershipLott, TX 76656$269,381
9Jerry LancasterTemple, TX 76501$249,642
10Carl GrishamTemple, TX 76504$247,714
11Charles GrishamTemple, TX 76504$247,448
12Tsw FarmsMc Gregor, TX 76657$237,883
13Leonard & Inez C CobbRogers, TX 76569$235,315
14Lewis FarmsTemple, TX 76501$233,230
15Kenneth A MarekBuckholts, TX 76518$231,588
16Daniel C LesikarBurlington, TX 76519$230,186
17Evans Ranch IncLittle River Academy, TX 76554$210,207
18A J L Weber Farms LLCBartlett, TX 76511$208,572
19James W Kamas - The Kamas Family Revocable TrustLittle River Academy, TX 76554$204,122
20Coufal Farms LLCTemple, TX 76501$198,096

* 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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