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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 92

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Menard County, Texas totaled $744,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Calvin W McgowanSan Angelo, TX 76901$43,496
2Douglas PhillipsMason, TX 76856$40,700
3Herd Bros Ranches *Midland, TX 79702$27,477
4Lenal A 'bob' SpeckMenard, TX 76859$19,872
5Sue Kirkpatrick-mearsMenard, TX 76859$19,553
6Wanda J EllisMenard, TX 76859$17,704
7George SultemeierFort Mc Kavett, TX 76841$14,423
8Steve L Holifield SrMidland, TX 79710$14,001
9Atlee J CrenwelgeHarper, TX 78631$11,679
10Roger Keith EdmondsonSan Saba, TX 76877$11,612
11William J JohnsonLondon, TX 76854$11,379
12Milton FlemingMenard, TX 76859$11,299
13Jacody SealyFort Mckavett, TX 76841$11,128
14Calvin B McgowanSan Angelo, TX 76901$10,556
15Carl S MenziesSan Angelo, TX 76904$10,043
16Menard Land & Cattle Co *Houston, TX 77093$9,237
17Buck B MillerMenard, TX 76859$8,424
18Bret BauerMason, TX 76856$8,371
19Vinegarroon Ranch Co *Menard, TX 76859$8,302
20Ray WilliamsonMenard, TX 76859$7,873

* 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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