Deficiency Payments in Hale County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,021

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Hale County, Texas totaled $3,543,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1995-2020
1Neilan Smith & Sons *Plainview, TX 79072$74,142
2Bucks Irr Engine Co *Lubbock, TX 79416$40,853
3Sageser Farms *Kress, TX 79052$40,670
4Arid Vistas & Jack Sageser Ptr *Hale Center, TX 79041$27,096
5Paul BartonHale Center, TX 79041$24,420
6L V Howell JrMcallen, TX 78502$24,112
7Don MccullochPlainview, TX 79072$23,215
8Lawrence Allan Royal JrLubbock, TX 79424$22,934
9Ronald RedingerOlton, TX 79064$21,924
10Kyle & Troy Burnett *Abernathy, TX 79311$21,602
11Jack HayesPlainview, TX 79072$21,275
12Bobby Ivon BrunsonPlainview, TX 79072$20,885
13Kelly HayesMidland, TX 79707$20,401
14Delbert HowellOlton, TX 79064$20,306
15Igo & Igo Farms *Plainview, TX 79072$20,278
16Service Gin Co *Plainview, TX 79073$19,228
17Aubrey L HooperPlainview, TX 79072$18,867
18J Frank DaughertyPlainview, TX 79072$18,544
19Jerry HarderLubbock, TX 79423$18,357
20Gregg GriffinOlton, TX 79064$17,628

* 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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