Total Commodity Certificates in Colorado County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 28

Recipients of Total Commodity Certificates from farms in Colorado County, Texas totaled $1,665,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Commodity Certificates
1Wintermann 2002 Joa *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$419,304
2Wintermann 2003 Joa *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$272,917
3Wintermann & Co Joa 2001Eagle Lake, TX 77434$235,608
4Wintermann & Co Joa 2000Eagle Lake, TX 77434$215,574
5Evelyn R ThomasEagle Lake, TX 77434$90,873
6Steve K BalasEagle Lake, TX 77434$82,625
7Wiese Brothers *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$81,131
8Linda T BalasEagle Lake, TX 77434$67,602
9Cook Farms A Joint Venture *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$66,583
10Smunt Farms Inc *Garwood, TX 77442$35,480
11Swoboda Bros *Garwood, TX 77442$17,097
12Robert Abell Farms *Garwood, TX 77442$16,529
13Flying K Ranch Inc *El Campo, TX 77437$15,474
14Kenneth Mahalitc Inc *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$13,416
15Kenneth Marlan DanklefsGarwood, TX 77442$10,055
16Brunner Farms *Eagle Lake, TX 77434$9,216
17W Arthur Hefner IIIGarwood, TX 77442$8,095
18Debhora B GarrettLouise, TX 77455$3,001
19Danklefs-williams Farm Inc *Garwood, TX 77442$2,841
20W J BrunnerEagle Lake, TX 77434$222

* 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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