Direct Payment Program in Washington County, Texas, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 178

Recipients of Direct Payment Program from farms in Washington County, Texas totaled $981,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Direct Payment Program
1Mark A SchonefeldChappell Hill, TX 77426$272,006
2William Hartlage JrRichmond, TX 77406$165,589
3Stephen J BliznakChappell Hill, TX 77426$65,378
4Chester R LucherkBurton, TX 77835$50,600
5John KopycinskiChappell Hill, TX 77426$33,872
6Glenwood WendlerMarlin, TX 76661$31,864
7Chappell Hill Bip LLC Dba Big IslHouston, TX 77002$26,644
8Vincent F BliznakBrenham, TX 77833$22,382
9R Kettler & Co DairyBrenham, TX 77833$21,604
10Jason WendlerSomerville, TX 77879$19,900
11Carolyn Ann KopycinskiChappell Hill, TX 77426$15,305
12W T BylerChappell Hill, TX 77426$15,058
13Joseph L WardHouston, TX 77079$14,422
14Sandra Kohring WendlerCollege Station, TX 77845$11,964
15Alvin Gene GurkaChappell Hill, TX 77426$11,037
16Joseph William GurkaChappell Hill, TX 77426$11,037
17Dean Andrew FuchsBurton, TX 77835$7,282
18Glenn BrandtBellville, TX 77418$7,003
19James E UpchurchTomball, TX 77375$5,695
20Boenker-schroeder Cattle OperationWashington, TX 77880$5,612

* 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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