Production Flexibility Contracts in Bell County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,524

Recipients of Production Flexibility Contracts from farms in Bell County, Texas totaled $13,945,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Production Flexibility Contracts
1Martinka Bros Farms Inc *Bartlett, TX 76511$195,500
2Dean P MikeskaRogers, TX 76569$193,925
3Leonard & Inez C Cobb *Rogers, TX 76569$188,789
4Evans Ranch Inc *Little River Academy, TX 76554$171,667
5Charles H LewisTemple, TX 76501$167,926
6Lloyd KurtzHolland, TX 76534$166,918
7Bill CarberryMoody, TX 76557$166,880
8Lewis Farms *Temple, TX 76501$164,498
9Brian PomykalTemple, TX 76501$158,524
10Jerry LancasterTemple, TX 76501$150,433
11Larry StockRosebud, TX 76570$149,214
12Daniel C LesikarBurlington, TX 76519$147,976
13Darwin MassarHolland, TX 76534$147,354
14Carl GrishamTemple, TX 76504$145,063
15Charles GrishamTemple, TX 76504$145,044
16Strasburger Enterprises Inc *Temple, TX 76503$141,014
17John M Baker JrTemple, TX 76502$140,781
18Meyer Partnership *Lott, TX 76656$138,574
19E C Spiegelhauer JrBartlett, TX 76511$128,379
20Arvell Schmidt EstateMoody, TX 76557$125,056

* 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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