Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in Refugio County, Texas, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 193

Recipients of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) from farms in Refugio County, Texas totaled $8,681,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Market Facilitation Program (MFP)
1Hartlen FarmsTivoli, TX 77990$750,000
2Sds Joint VentureTaft, TX 78390$666,921
3Christopher Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$662,450
4James E & Lavonne Rathkamp JvTivoli, TX 77990$641,895
5Prosperity Bank **El Campo, TX 77437$500,000
6Jackson FarmsAustwell, TX 77950$488,797
7Richard L Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$462,263
8Lenhart FarmsTivoli, TX 77990$418,368
9Darren Noel KelsoTivoli, TX 77990$375,000
10Mordow IncRefugio, TX 78377$362,540
11Venture Farms 2, LLCWoodsboro, TX 78393$331,009
12Dewey Bellows IIRefugio, TX 78377$320,768
13Floyd NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$242,127
14Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$238,695
15Rolyan IncRefugio, TX 78377$179,715
16Harold Niemann Farms JvWoodsboro, TX 78393$165,308
17Capital Farm Credit **El Campo, TX 77437$161,146
18First State Bank **Louise, TX 77455$144,834
19Richard Michael LoughmanAustwell, TX 77950$103,833
20James A DanielTivoli, TX 77990$75,984

* 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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