Commodity Certificates in Hidalgo County, Texas, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 10 of 10

Recipients of Commodity Certificates from farms in Hidalgo County, Texas totaled $98,211 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Commodity Certificates
1Mark E WillisRaymondville, TX 78580$48,534
2Skalitsky Farms PtnDonna, TX 78537$23,559
3Rio Farms IncMonte Alto, TX 78538$7,706
4Aaron L ShieldsEdinburg, TX 78541$6,017
5Durzano IncMonte Alto, TX 78538$5,903
6Hoelscher Brothers FarmsRaymondville, TX 78580$2,254
7Bonham Properties IncHargill, TX 78549$2,164
8Vernell BrownEdinburg, TX 78539$1,171
9Becky BonhamAustin, TX 78756$619
10B & B EnterprisesHargill, TX 78549$284

* 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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