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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,048

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in Cameron County, Texas totaled $53,476,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1T D FarmsHarlingen, TX 78552$1,459,554
2Adams FarmsCombes, TX 78535$1,374,352
3Russell Plantation IILos Fresnos, TX 78566$1,118,549
4Randy & Anita Mcmurray FarmsSan Benito, TX 78586$1,030,565
5Leonard Simmons FarmsSan Benito, TX 78586$1,000,833
6Albert & Sandra Perez JvDonna, TX 78537$818,674
7Har VestHarlingen, TX 78550$780,652
8L & L FarmsBrownsville, TX 78521$711,663
9Jim Gamble FarmsLa Feria, TX 78559$706,667
10Mark Abbott FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$658,387
11R & F Farms PtnBrownsville, TX 78521$622,817
12Cherrington FarmsSan Benito, TX 78586$579,565
13Cj FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$541,093
14Shofner FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$539,471
15Sam & Susan Simmons JvHarlingen, TX 78550$536,160
16Agri-steelHarlingen, TX 78552$531,694
17Arroyo FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$512,181
18Hartman West Farm & RanchRio Hondo, TX 78583$510,925
19San Miguel PartnershipBrownsville, TX 78520$487,201
20Bdw FarmsRio Hondo, TX 78583$468,746

* 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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