SELECT * FROM cou_mtotal WHERE fips='48321' AND progcode='wheat ' AND `rank`>=1 LIMIT 0,20

Wheat Subsidies in Matagorda County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 279

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Matagorda County, Texas totaled $1,345,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Henry Rugeley Ferguson EstateSan Antonio, TX 78217$83,875
2Minze Agriculture Partnership *Katy, TX 77492$64,318
3Harry G Burkhart IIIBay City, TX 77404$42,759
4Cornelius Cattle Co Ltd *Markham, TX 77456$42,220
5Berglund Farms Jv *Wharton, TX 77488$31,728
6Haskell L SimonBay City, TX 77404$27,860
7Gulf Coast Ag *Bay City, TX 77404$17,092
8Franz Agriculture *Bay City, TX 77414$16,871
9Estate Of W B Ferguson IIIAnn Arbor, MI 48103$15,948
10Hardy Family Real Estate Ptr Ltd *Bay City, TX 77404$14,862
11Pauline Blair KnightLeague City, TX 77573$14,672
12Bain Farms J V *Louise, TX 77455$14,209
13John William Ferguson Tr *Nashville, TN 37212$13,584
14Katharine Shelton Ferguson Tr *Villa Rica, GA 30180$13,584
15Anne Rugeley Ferguson Tr *Leeds, MA 01053$13,584
16Clay Moseley Ferguson Tr *Nashville, TN 37212$13,584
17W Brownlee Ferguson Iv Trust *Nashville, TN 37212$13,584
18Carl W KingMarkham, TX 77456$12,467
19Larry W SimnacherBay City, TX 77404$11,750
20Mark DoddBay City, TX 77414$11,345

* 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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