Total Direct Payments in Refugio County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 601

Recipients of Total Direct Payments from farms in Refugio County, Texas totaled $19,704,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Direct Payments
1Lenhart Bros *Tivoli, TX 77990$877,410
2Harold Niemann Farms Jv *Woodsboro, TX 78393$629,197
3T & T Farms *Taft, TX 78390$611,952
4Richard L Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$589,372
5Jackson Farms *Austwell, TX 77950$568,880
6Edward J & Sandra A Ermis Jv *Woodsboro, TX 78393$553,119
7Venture Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$507,168
8James E & Lavonne Rathkamp Jv *Tivoli, TX 77990$504,261
9Charles Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$495,652
10Christopher Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$447,206
11Mordow Inc *Refugio, TX 78377$440,785
12Timothy Emil HrochVictoria, TX 77905$365,812
13Wayne Or Miriam Schubert Farms Jv *Woodsboro, TX 78393$365,628
14Dorothye E NaylorRefugio, TX 78377$359,299
15Freddie MareshAustwell, TX 77950$358,109
16J A F Farms *Taft, TX 78390$353,614
17Ocker A Joint Venture *Corpus Christi, TX 78413$351,743
18Floyd & Bessie Niemann Farms Jv *Woodsboro, TX 78393$318,406
19Leander Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$304,741
20Kenneth Wayne SteindorfWoodsboro, TX 78393$272,099

* 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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