Farm Subsidy information

Taylor County, Texas

Total USDA Subsidies in Taylor County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,392

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Taylor County, Texas totaled $136,361,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Williams & Company *Trent, TX 79561$5,272,166
2Toombs & Toombs *Merkel, TX 79536$2,865,214
3Bar V Ranch *Ovalo, TX 79541$2,010,593
4Malone Farms *Merkel, TX 79536$1,747,350
5Best Farms *Merkel, TX 79536$1,700,422
6Griffith Farms Jv *Hawley, TX 79525$1,316,614
7Robert Galen BooneMerkel, TX 79536$1,271,208
8Cross Family Farms Lp *Ovalo, TX 79541$1,110,379
9Freddy ToombsMerkel, TX 79536$1,042,238
10Big Elm Cattle Co *Abilene, TX 79606$1,027,627
11John F HensleeMerkel, TX 79536$1,026,022
12W B Toombs Estate J V *Merkel, TX 79536$1,017,297
13Loy StocktonTuscola, TX 79562$774,945
14Sparta Farms Inc *Merkel, TX 79536$764,699
15Paul HollowayAbilene, TX 79606$750,054
16Mike PetersonLawn, TX 79530$744,730
17Caton Farms Inc *Abilene, TX 79601$704,744
18Hugh BakerMerkel, TX 79536$672,643
19Gaylon Joe BrnovakMerkel, TX 79536$659,231
20Alvis Dink WhisenhuntMerkel, TX 79536$653,707

* 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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