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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 97

Recipients of Deficiency Payments from farms in Starr County, Texas totaled $365,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Deficiency Payments
1Starr ProduceRio Grande City, TX 78582$50,000
2Crutcher & Johnson IncEdinburg, TX 78539$41,484
3Kotzur Farms *Edinburg, TX 78541$26,828
4Casa Blanca Farms *Raymondville, TX 78580$26,654
5Jorge Luis SaenzSanta Elena, TX 78591$22,828
6Crutcher & Avila Inc C/o Southwes *Edinburg, TX 78541$19,689
7Southwest Farm & Ranch Inc *Edinburg, TX 78541$15,454
8Christopher W RespondekEdinburg, TX 78539$14,775
9Wilkins Family Limited Partnershi *Mcallen, TX 78502$13,974
10Otto Wagner Jr Dba Wagner Farms *Mcallen, TX 78504$13,816
11Guadalupe G GarzaSanta Elena, TX 78591$12,272
12Edna Cattle Company *Mercedes, TX 78570$10,572
13Albert M KotzurEdinburg, TX 78541$10,131
14Rincon Farms Inc *Rio Grande City, TX 78582$8,879
15Ted N PrukopMission, TX 78572$8,606
16Francis LyssyEdinburg, TX 78541$7,669
17La Joya Farms *Mcallen, TX 78503$6,256
18Abel N GonzalezRio Grande City, TX 78582$5,281
19Rancho Sta Fe Ctle Co *Mission, TX 78572$4,559
20John E KotzurMcallen, TX 78504$4,194

* 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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