Total Agricultural Risk Coverage in Cameron County, Texas, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 121

Recipients of Total Agricultural Risk Coverage from farms in Cameron County, Texas totaled $894,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Agricultural Risk Coverage
2019
1First Community Bank & Randy & An **San Benito, TX 78586$255,975
2Cj Farms *Harlingen, TX 78550$77,216
3L & L Farms *Brownsville, TX 78521$65,818
4Adams Farms *Combes, TX 78535$58,441
5Vasquez Brothers Farms *San Benito, TX 78586$54,979
6Agrifund LLC **Amarillo, TX 79106$53,207
7J Todd Fernandes Dba Gold Star FaTulare, CA 93274$32,463
8Elliott Roberts Rch Inc *Rio Hondo, TX 78583$25,839
9Byron T VassbergHarlingen, TX 78552$25,651
10Mark Abbott Farms *Harlingen, TX 78550$23,266
11San Miguel Partnership *Brownsville, TX 78520$21,351
12Temporall LLC *Rancho Viejo, TX 78575$20,843
13Phillipp Farms *La Feria, TX 78559$14,329
14Capital One Bank National Associa **Plano, TX 75024$10,952
15Romeo R PlataSan Benito, TX 78586$10,395
16Jose GarciaCombes, TX 78535$8,860
17Buena Vista Farms *Rio Hondo, TX 78583$7,043
18Miguel A OrtizBrownsville, TX 78520$6,832
19Chuck Mcdonald Farms *Monte Alto, TX 78538$6,746
20Mesquital Farms LLC *Mcallen, TX 78504$6,685

* 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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