Cotton Ginning Program in Refugio County, Texas, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 148

Recipients of Cotton Ginning Program from farms in Refugio County, Texas totaled $912,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Cotton Ginning Program
1Christopher Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$95,005
2James E & Lavonne Rathkamp JvTivoli, TX 77990$94,960
3Hartlen Farms, LLCTivoli, TX 77990$72,117
4Harold Niemann Farms JvWoodsboro, TX 78393$68,508
5Richard L Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$47,515
6Sds Joint VentureTaft, TX 78390$44,556
7Darren Noel KelsoTivoli, TX 77990$43,440
8Alfred Henry FrankeComanche, TX 76442$43,107
9Jackson FarmsAustwell, TX 77950$41,820
10Venture Farms 2, LLCWoodsboro, TX 78393$41,045
11Dewey Bellows IIRefugio, TX 78377$40,000
12Lenhart FarmsTivoli, TX 77990$36,436
13Charles Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$32,344
14Floyd NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$25,142
15Mordow IncRefugio, TX 78377$24,919
16Rolyan IncRefugio, TX 78377$22,882
17La Rosa Cattle Co LLCWoodsboro, TX 78393$18,134
18Kenneth Wayne SteindorfWoodsboro, TX 78393$12,163
19Hartmann Sisters FarmBay City, TX 77414$5,576
20G D Robbins Estate PartnershipBayside, TX 78340$4,591

* 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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