Environmental Quality Incentives Program in Cameron County, Texas, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 38

Recipients of Environmental Quality Incentives Program from farms in Cameron County, Texas totaled $690,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Environmental Quality Incentives Program
1Waters FarmsRio Hondo, TX 78583$82,038
2Har VestHarlingen, TX 78550$50,000
3Russell Plantation Ltd PtnSan Benito, TX 78586$47,401
44m Cotton Cattle & GrainSan Benito, TX 78586$39,474
5Buena Vista FarmsRio Hondo, TX 78583$38,010
6Charick FarmsSanta Rosa, TX 78593$37,409
7Ray Gray & Son FarmsHarlingen, TX 78550$35,566
8Robert B Ballenger JrSebastian, TX 78594$32,626
9Albert & Sandra Perez JvDonna, TX 78537$27,583
10James D RussellLos Fresnos, TX 78566$27,475
11B J SimpsonRio Hondo, TX 78583$27,318
12Southern Agricultural ProductsHarlingen, TX 78551$27,301
13Estella E Vasquez Dba Vasquez FarHarlingen, TX 78550$22,399
14Carroll D StoneRaymondville, TX 78580$20,126
15L & L FarmsBrownsville, TX 78521$17,353
16T D FarmsHarlingen, TX 78552$17,001
17Kallion Farms PtnCollege Station, TX 77845$12,696
18Daniel/marissa PerezSan Antonio, TX 78230$12,349
19Cuates Farms IncLos Fresnos, TX 78566$11,562
20Stephen F PhillippLa Feria, TX 78559$9,932

* 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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