SELECT * FROM cou_mtotal WHERE fips='48481' AND progcode='sorghum ' AND `rank`>=1 LIMIT 0,20

Sorghum Subsidies in Wharton County, Texas, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,514

Recipients of Sorghum Subsidies from farms in Wharton County, Texas totaled $84,850,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Sorghum Subsidies
1F J Merta Sons *Louise, TX 77455$810,106
2Koudela Farms *El Campo, TX 77437$763,860
3P & R Farms *El Campo, TX 77437$724,843
4Gary & Jeanette Schoenfield Ptr *El Campo, TX 77437$710,907
5Petr Farms *El Campo, TX 77437$645,436
6441-s Farms *Louise, TX 77455$623,069
7Raymond KoudelaEl Campo, TX 77437$594,939
8Cerny Brothers Farm *Louise, TX 77455$516,310
9Kenneth W CernyEl Campo, TX 77437$508,053
10Popp Farms 05 *El Campo, TX 77437$507,814
11Sylvester & Joan Cerny Joint Vent *El Campo, TX 77437$500,348
12D & H Farms *East Bernard, TX 77435$498,737
13Mark HajovskyLouise, TX 77455$486,441
14Blue Creek Rice Farms Inc *Danevang, TX 77432$485,090
15D & B Farms *East Bernard, TX 77435$469,410
16Gary W WendelLouise, TX 77455$448,993
17Duane LutringerEl Campo, TX 77437$416,618
18Anthony Joseph KrestaEl Campo, TX 77437$414,136
19Triple H Farms *Wharton, TX 77488$411,456
20Dennis J MatusLouise, TX 77455$411,451

* 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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