Livestock Subsidies in Van Zandt County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 907

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in Van Zandt County, Texas totaled $7,188,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Deen Agri Service Inc *Wills Point, TX 75169$180,841
2Clyde Barber Farms *Canton, TX 75103$171,218
3Twin Lakes Dairy L P *Ben Wheeler, TX 75754$169,633
4Pete LovvornWills Point, TX 75169$147,477
5Loyd EasleyCanton, TX 75103$140,744
6Michael BrunnerCanton, TX 75103$103,591
7John Dusty PriestCanton, TX 75103$92,488
8Summit Dairy *Canton, TX 75103$84,280
9Jim ToonWills Point, TX 75169$77,418
10Opitz Dairy *Canton, TX 75103$76,268
11R Dewitt DeenWills Point, TX 75169$72,025
12Randall PrestonBen Wheeler, TX 75754$70,019
13Dewey D CoxCanton, TX 75103$64,319
14Eady Dairy *Canton, TX 75103$62,317
15Robert B RichardsonAthens, TX 75752$60,551
16Larry TeagueMabank, TX 75147$60,375
17Lynn MeltonGrand Saline, TX 75140$59,232
18Chester PondTroup, TX 75789$58,081
19Jim MillerCanton, TX 75103$57,978
20Mewbourn's Cow Country Dairy IncBen Wheeler, TX 75754$55,959

* 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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