Emergency Conservation in Lamar County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 15 of 15

Recipients of Emergency Conservation from farms in Lamar County, Texas totaled $708,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Emergency Conservation
1Harley Ranching *Paris, TX 75462$196,325
2D Greg HodnettArthur City, TX 75411$143,563
3Michael Lynn ParsonsArthur City, TX 75411$62,511
4Brad W HughesArthur City, TX 75411$56,329
5Randy G MeadeArthur City, TX 75411$50,358
6Calm Ranch Lp *Arthur City, TX 75411$40,164
7Ronal KennemerLake Creek, TX 75450$38,550
8Eldon FosterArthur City, TX 75411$32,693
9Jack CookArthur City, TX 75411$26,400
10Jack BestemanPowderly, TX 75473$22,715
11James B CollinsLake Creek, TX 75450$14,913
12Mark SmithArthur City, TX 75411$7,646
13Henry DuncanSumner, TX 75486$7,106
14Carolyn N MaloneLake Creek, TX 75450$6,503
15Ronald DockrayParis, TX 75460$2,306

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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