Livestock Subsidies in 4th District of Texas (Rep. John Ratcliffe), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 10,795

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in 4th District of Texas (Rep. John Ratcliffe) totaled $173,276,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Melville SteubingSan Antonio, TX 78261$888,198
2Ralph F StroopeCampbell, TX 75422$868,401
3Texas Best Honey Inc *Caddo Mills, TX 75135$849,462
4Aaron PerkinsClarksville, TX 75426$807,480
5Don AndersonBlossom, TX 75416$764,290
6Barney Bray IIIParis, TX 75461$748,151
7Robert H ChristophersenBogata, TX 75417$729,967
8Roy L Davis Real Estate Partnersh *Cunningham, TX 75434$717,485
9Donelson Cattle Ltd *Bogata, TX 75417$612,929
10Jonas HelmSulphur Springs, TX 75483$582,803
11Donelson Family Ltd *Bogata, TX 75417$572,173
12Brad W HughesArthur City, TX 75411$570,057
13Charles L MallicoteHoney Grove, TX 75446$561,807
14Ed Pickard IIIPecan Gap, TX 75469$560,998
15Randy D AllenAllen, TX 75002$524,497
16Desert Creek Honey LLCBlue Ridge, TX 75424$490,176
17Strube Enterprises *Pittsburg, TX 75686$466,793
18Jack BestemanPowderly, TX 75473$453,264
19Burt Farms Inc *Lake Creek, TX 75450$446,500
20George Cattle And Feed Co *Wolfe City, TX 75496$437,797

* 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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