Livestock Subsidies in 34th District of Texas (Rep. Filemon Vela), 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 2,714

Recipients of Livestock Subsidies from farms in 34th District of Texas (Rep. Filemon Vela) totaled $34,780,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Livestock Subsidies
1Gwosdz Three Farms *Sandia, TX 78383$556,974
2Armstrong Ranch *Kingsville, TX 78364$481,398
3Leo Casas IIIBeeville, TX 78102$465,172
4Swickheimer Ranch Dba M L Cattle *Fannin, TX 77960$357,069
5Emede GarciaPremont, TX 78375$344,033
6Double Bar H Ranch *Alice, TX 78332$262,935
7Carl Alex SampleSmiley, TX 78159$259,017
8Knolle Cattle Co *Sandia, TX 78383$256,662
9Stanley WoelfelKingsville, TX 78363$255,572
10Blevins G BundickKenedy, TX 78119$254,313
11James Avery WundtBelmont, TX 78604$250,840
12Timothy R PennellWesthoff, TX 77994$250,690
13E J BammertGoliad, TX 77963$243,114
14Efford HammanGoliad, TX 77963$229,708
15Aaron Wade KoopmannYorktown, TX 78164$227,975
16W J ThomasRaymondville, TX 78580$222,806
17Benjamin J JendrzeyYorktown, TX 78164$215,340
18Clifton VinklarekYoakum, TX 77995$211,420
19Ray KelleyCuero, TX 77954$200,008
20Bret Noble BullKingsville, TX 78363$198,954

* 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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