Total Agricultural Risk Coverage in Cameron County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 149

Recipients of Total Agricultural Risk Coverage from farms in Cameron County, Texas totaled $1,197,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Agricultural Risk Coverage
1First Community Bank & Randy & An **San Benito, TX 78586$296,775
2Cj Farms *Harlingen, TX 78550$125,130
3L & L Farms *Brownsville, TX 78521$119,039
4Elliott Roberts Rch Inc *Rio Hondo, TX 78583$64,066
5Adams Farms *Combes, TX 78535$58,441
6Vasquez Brothers Farms *San Benito, TX 78586$58,068
7Agrifund LLC **Amarillo, TX 79106$53,207
8J Todd Fernandes Dba Gold Star FaTulare, CA 93274$32,463
9Byron T VassbergHarlingen, TX 78552$31,701
10Rio Rancho FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$26,166
11Mark Abbott Farms *Harlingen, TX 78550$25,542
12San Miguel Partnership *Brownsville, TX 78520$21,351
13Temporall LLC *Rancho Viejo, TX 78575$20,843
14Robert B Ballenger JrSebastian, TX 78594$18,979
15Capital One Bank National Associa **Plano, TX 75024$14,689
16Phillipp Farms *La Feria, TX 78559$14,329
17Texas National Bank **Mercedes, TX 78570$13,440
18Chris BauerRancho Viejo, TX 78575$12,524
19Romeo R PlataSan Benito, TX 78586$10,395
20Edward F BauerLa Feria, TX 78559$9,495

* 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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