Agricultural Conservation Program in Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 3,653

Recipients of Agricultural Conservation Program from farms in Michigan totaled $9,108,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Agricultural Conservation Program
1Bahrman Farms *Gwinn, MI 49841$70,000
2Pellegrini Hillside Farm *Vulcan, MI 49892$53,432
3Bucklin Farms *Bronson, MI 49028$52,500
4Berrybrook Enterprises *Dowagiac, MI 49047$51,739
5Whelan FarmsTipton, MI 49287$51,168
6Eliason Dairy Farms LLC *Sandusky, MI 48471$41,698
7Fngstead Farms *Morenci, MI 49256$39,322
8Shady Knoll Farms *Brockway, MI 48097$36,457
9Gerry A GernaatMc Bain, MI 49657$35,000
10Bloom Farms *Coldwater, MI 49036$35,000
11N & L Farms *Tipton, MI 49287$35,000
12Douglas S ShepherdOnsted, MI 49265$35,000
13Folcik Dairy Farm *Wilson, MI 49896$35,000
14Menke Farm *Stephenson, MI 49887$34,940
15Charles William StanekEast Jordan, MI 49727$34,765
16Veddler Dairy Farm *Marion, MI 49665$34,214
17Spencer Shunk JrSault Sainte Marie, MI 49783$33,660
18Douglas E RitchieGladwin, MI 48624$32,342
19Oesterle Brothers *Mason, MI 48854$31,790
20Dale Stamp Farms *Marlette, MI 48453$31,653

* 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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