Wheat Subsidies in Washington County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 36

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Washington County, Texas totaled $126,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Joseph L WardHouston, TX 77079$17,449
2Mark A SchonefeldChappell Hill, TX 77426$14,595
3Stephen J BliznakChappell Hill, TX 77426$6,852
4Audley Muske SrRound Top, TX 78954$3,755
5Vincent F BliznakBrenham, TX 77833$3,597
6Elton E KnebelBurton, TX 77835$3,525
7Wilton C HoddeBurton, TX 77835$2,325
8Frances B FowlerPearland, TX 77584$2,200
9Adeline F LanduaBellville, TX 77418$1,981
10Travis MackenrothBurton, TX 77835$1,565
11Chappell Hill Bip LLC Dba Big Isl *Houston, TX 77098$1,286
12Glenwood WendlerChappell Hill, TX 77426$999
13Chester R LucherkBurton, TX 77835$829
14Jason WendlerSomerville, TX 77879$717
15Tom JankowiakChappell Hill, TX 77426$588
16Aline KnebelBurton, TX 77835$558
17J King Family Ranch LLC *Chappell Hill, TX 77426$549
18James E UpchurchTomball, TX 77375$419
19Boenker-schroeder Cattle Operatio *Washington, TX 77880$413
20Ruth M HobbsBrenham, TX 77833$385

* 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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