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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 647

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in Brown County, Texas totaled $3,754,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1Wade Thomason & SonsBrownwood, TX 76801$116,794
2Raymond GregoryRising Star, TX 76471$98,492
3Terry GeyeRising Star, TX 76471$84,099
4Troy MitchellRising Star, TX 76471$81,857
5Grooms Seed Cleaning Dba Grooms FarmsBrownwood, TX 76804$75,278
6Robert D KoenigCross Plains, TX 76443$74,750
7Ira Delbert ConnawayBrookesmith, TX 76827$69,582
8Jay WareRising Star, TX 76471$66,695
9Mike C HardwickMay, TX 76857$60,953
10James B TongateEarly, TX 76802$53,840
11Thomas L PetrossEarly, TX 76802$52,939
12Bobby J ClarkBrownwood, TX 76802$52,102
13A L SpeckBrownwood, TX 76802$50,808
14Gregory & GregoryRising Star, TX 76471$49,140
15Terry RichmonBrownwood, TX 76801$45,854
16Charles D HardyRising Star, TX 76471$44,367
17Eddie HardyMay, TX 76857$42,579
18Larry & Howard Ehrke Farm PartnerBrownwood, TX 76801$40,751
19Joe M CrumeMay, TX 76857$39,652
20James M TongateEarly, TX 76802$34,420

* 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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