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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 91

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Hamilton County, Texas totaled $87,708 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Jimmy D SommerfeldHamilton, TX 76531$11,892
2Fred C KluttsHamilton, TX 76531$7,660
3Wm L MeldeHamilton, TX 76531$4,231
4Hayden E & Margret L Watson Rev LHamilton, TX 76531$3,871
5Mark Allen SellersHico, TX 76457$3,642
6Leon Properties Dba Riverside FarUnknown, TX 76531$3,336
7David CourtneyJonesboro, TX 76538$3,206
8Oscar R MeldeHamilton, TX 76531$3,124
9Donald L HaileHamilton, TX 76531$2,782
10Carl BubertHamilton, TX 76531$2,592
11Raymond Krueger JrHamilton, TX 76531$2,556
12Jerry SiepertHamilton, TX 76531$1,980
13Paul WitzscheHamilton, TX 76531$1,945
14Milton A StegemollerHamilton, TX 76531$1,811
15Joel SellersHamilton, TX 76531$1,741
16Cecil WenzelHamilton, TX 76531$1,665
17Glen StegemollerGoldthwaite, TX 76844$1,647
18Marvin SchrankHamilton, TX 76531$1,594
19Alan SchrankHamilton, TX 76531$1,568
20David MeldeHamilton, TX 76531$1,543

* 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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