Deficiency Payments in Refugio County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 386

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Refugio County, Texas totaled $839,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1995-2020
1Edward J & Sandra A Ermis *Woodsboro, TX 78393$41,044
2Leander Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$39,468
3Hartmann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$36,964
4Gillespie FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$30,412
5Venture Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$23,797
6Lenhart BrothersTivoli, TX 77990$22,916
7Harold Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$20,998
8Terry G ArnimVictoria, TX 77904$20,151
9Bessie L NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$19,703
10Floyd NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$19,673
11John F TattonRefugio, TX 78377$19,618
12Ann H TattonRefugio, TX 78377$19,610
13Rooke Scanio Interests Ltd *Woodsboro, TX 78393$19,161
14Mordow Inc *Refugio, TX 78377$18,908
15D H TallyPort Lavaca, TX 77979$18,558
16F B Rooke And Sons *Woodsboro, TX 78393$16,151
17J W BauerRefugio, TX 78377$15,530
18Martin Oconnor Cattle Co Inc *Victoria, TX 77902$14,845
19W E Naylor EstateRefugio, TX 78377$14,788
20Dale H TallyVictoria, TX 77905$14,426

* 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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