Production Flexibility Contracts in Refugio County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 532

Recipients of Production Flexibility Contracts from farms in Refugio County, Texas totaled $14,027,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Production Flexibility Contracts
1Edward J & Sandra A Ermis *Woodsboro, TX 78393$544,644
2Leander Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$528,160
3Venture Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$520,691
4Thiltgen Farms *Rockport, TX 78382$502,867
5Lenhart Bros *Tivoli, TX 77990$446,246
6Wayne Or Miriam Schubert Farms Jv *Woodsboro, TX 78393$436,262
7Harold Niemann Farms *Woodsboro, TX 78393$399,866
8Ocker A Joint Venture *Corpus Christi, TX 78413$350,388
9Martin Oconnor Cattle Co Inc *Victoria, TX 77902$278,617
10Jackson Farms *Austwell, TX 77950$275,360
11T & T Farms *Taft, TX 78390$266,406
12Floyd NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$259,538
13Bessie L NiemannWoodsboro, TX 78393$259,526
14Mordow Inc *Refugio, TX 78377$255,759
15James E & Lavonne Rathkamp *Tivoli, TX 77990$231,482
16Edgar RathkampTivoli, TX 77990$224,832
17J F Welder Heirs Ltd *Victoria, TX 77902$204,336
18F B Rooke And Sons *Woodsboro, TX 78393$178,211
19Raymond R GillespieWoodsboro, TX 78393$176,722
20Dorothye E NaylorRefugio, TX 78377$175,458

* 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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