Total Direct Payments in Grayson County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,162

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Grayson County, Texas totaled $15,912,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Norman Farms *Howe, TX 75459$678,765
2Marcus H BrownSherman, TX 75092$375,422
3Chandler StrawnHowe, TX 75459$371,312
4Taylor StrawnSherman, TX 75090$333,546
5Donnie MartinekGunter, TX 75058$324,583
6George E Light JrCollinsville, TX 76233$316,518
7Eric AkinsHowe, TX 75459$311,817
8Junior StrawnHowe, TX 75459$304,265
9Bruce WetzelSherman, TX 75090$302,250
10Fallon Farms *Tom Bean, TX 75489$298,754
11Janice AkinsHowe, TX 75459$292,461
12Bobby L WetzelSherman, TX 75090$291,682
13Sally B LightCollinsville, TX 76233$286,856
14Phillip WildmanDorchester, TX 75459$284,912
15Ben F WibleSherman, TX 75092$258,749
16Jeff JohnsonCollinsville, TX 76233$230,989
17Jerry PelzelPilot Point, TX 76258$203,352
18Joe P BledsoeWhitesboro, TX 76273$202,286
19Robert G Sollis JrHowe, TX 75459$193,149
20Aaron LooneySherman, TX 75092$171,035

* 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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