Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in Refugio County, Texas, 2019

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 175

Recipients of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) from farms in Refugio County, Texas totaled $5,683,000 in in 2019.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Market Facilitation Program (MFP)
1Hartlen FarmsTivoli, TX 77990$500,000
2Prosperity Bank **El Campo, TX 77437$450,810
3Christopher Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$441,000
4Sds Joint VentureTaft, TX 78390$429,750
5James E & Lavonne Rathkamp JvTivoli, TX 77990$421,629
6Mordow IncRefugio, TX 78377$335,865
7Dewey Bellows IIRefugio, TX 78377$320,768
8Richard L Niemann FarmsWoodsboro, TX 78393$289,160
9Darren Noel KelsoTivoli, TX 77990$250,000
10Lenhart FarmsTivoli, TX 77990$248,324
11Jackson FarmsAustwell, TX 77950$243,287
12Venture Farms 2, LLCWoodsboro, TX 78393$236,385
13Farm Services Agency **Washington, DC 20250$179,021
14Floyd NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$150,806
15Rolyan IncRefugio, TX 78377$148,126
16First State Bank **Louise, TX 77455$108,626
17Richard Michael LoughmanAustwell, TX 77950$70,225
18James A DanielTivoli, TX 77990$64,295
19Naylor FarmsRefugio, TX 78377$39,296
20Black Horse Services LLCOrange Grove, TX 78372$34,038

* 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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