Emergency Conservation Program in Hays County, Texas, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 7 of 7

Recipients of Emergency Conservation Program from farms in Hays County, Texas totaled $59,659 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation Program
1Harrell G TietjenBogata, TX 75417$39,152
2Steven R TownsendWimberley, TX 78676$12,182
3Don B MeadorSan Marcos, TX 78666$3,936
4Jesus T TorresNew Braunfels, TX 78130$1,758
5Newton B Thompson DeceasedWimberley, TX 78676$1,323
6Walter Schmeltekopf Sr DecdKyle, TX 78640$943
7Walter Schmeltekopf JrKyle, TX 78640$365

* 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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