OooooKay, I went to your posted website and clicked on Texas. It states quite plainly that 81% of farms in Texas received no subsidy. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.go2gbo.com/forums/images/GreyBeardOutdoors_toucan/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG]
Ok, I ain't being very plain here.
Your 39% is pretty close as to where "most" (not all) subsidies go, but the big farmers are the ones I'm talking about.
My BIL gets farm subsidies, as does his wife. He farms 3 sections.
Many "so called farmers" are "part timers" who file for "agricultural tax exemptions" and get counted as FARMERS.
Ever go in a Tractor Supply and the checker asks if your tax exempt?
I can go to the local coffee shop this morning, and 5 outta 5 farmers setting there are getting farm subsidies, and so are their wives.
My point was, and is, farming should be like any other business.
If you can't make it on your own, go do something else, don't make the tax payer pay you for doin something your failing at.
Farmers, real and wanna bes, don't pay fuel taxes, don't pay taxes on purchases they "claim" are gonna be used on the farm, and get big breaks on vehicle registration ect.
They can even claim agricultural exemptions on their land, and this is abused a lot.
A land owner with 15 or 20 acres and a "few" pecan trees can get all the above.
Each break may not seem like much individually, but together they add up to thousands, or millions of dollars.
Do you get those kinda breaks? I sure dont.