Deficiency Payment in Cameron County, Texas, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,385

Recipients of Deficiency Payment from farms in Cameron County, Texas totaled $509,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payment
1Kenneth K ShimotsuMcallen, TX 78502$24,947
2Russell PlantationSan Benito, TX 78586$19,182
3Sam CountissCorpus Christi, TX 78466$16,731
4Joe Lane IncBlooming Grove, TX 76626$16,571
5Harold GrayHarlingen, TX 78550$15,461
6Leal BrothersBrownsville, TX 78520$14,734
7Rodriguez Brothers FarmSanta Rosa, TX 78593$12,118
8Romeo R PlataSan Benito, TX 78586$12,024
9William Eli GoadSan Benito, TX 78586$11,774
10Har VestHarlingen, TX 78550$11,595
11Steve Bauer IncLa Feria, TX 78559$10,591
12Buena Vista FarmsRio Hondo, TX 78583$10,236
13Jim Paul GambleLa Feria, TX 78559$9,981
14Estella E Vasquez Dba Vasquez FarHarlingen, TX 78550$9,862
15W Reed LangRio Hondo, TX 78583$8,824
16Nixon FarmsLos Fresnos, TX 78566$7,626
17Tocayo FarmsSan Benito, TX 00001$7,089
18D L Smith FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$7,088
19Tierra FarmsRio Hondo, TX 78583$6,729
20John A Abbott FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$6,452

* 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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