Total Commodity Programs in Bell County, Texas, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,542

Recipients of Total Commodity Programs from farms in Bell County, Texas totaled $77,470,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Programs
1Darwin MassarHolland, TX 76534$1,511,156
2Martinka Bros Farms IncBartlett, TX 76511$1,467,982
3Carl GrishamTemple, TX 76504$1,444,590
4Brian PomykalTemple, TX 76501$1,340,035
5Wolf Brothers FarmsHolland, TX 76534$1,315,522
6Kurtz FarmsHolland, TX 76534$1,295,812
7Meyer PartnershipLott, TX 76656$1,187,933
8Bill CarberryMoody, TX 76557$1,136,313
9Jerry LancasterTemple, TX 76501$1,108,809
10Charles GrishamTemple, TX 76504$1,074,162
11James W Kamas - The Kamas Family Revocable TrustLittle River Academy, TX 76554$1,018,900
12Michael O WelchTroy, TX 76579$1,013,001
13Dean P MikeskaRogers, TX 76569$991,814
14Evans Ranch IncLittle River Academy, TX 76554$920,485
15Leonard & Inez C CobbRogers, TX 76569$885,320
16Daniel C LesikarBurlington, TX 76519$843,480
17Ellis FarmsTroy, TX 76579$841,696
18Timothy P AllenTemple, TX 76501$773,557
19Rob SpiegelhauerBartlett, TX 76511$764,684
20Kenneth A MarekBuckholts, TX 76518$732,941

* 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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