Conservation Reserve Program in Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 20,936

Recipients of Conservation Reserve Program from farms in Michigan totaled $506,746,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Conservation Reserve Program
1Sandy Ridge Ranch LLC *Standish, MI 48658$1,034,927
2Donald HamannClayton, MI 49235$947,201
3David HutchinsCamden, MI 49232$805,543
4Berrybrook Enterprises *Dowagiac, MI 49047$780,306
5K & L Schultz Farms *Bay City, MI 48708$761,669
6Kevin D FisherAdrian, MI 49221$734,107
7Deyanne PriceCarsonville, MI 48419$720,975
8Rich Shir Farm *Tipton, MI 49287$703,472
9Wolf Creek Farms LLC *Onsted, MI 49265$652,575
10Townland Farms *Zephyrhills, FL 33543$622,010
11John R MarryHudson, MI 49247$616,711
12Paula Marie KentKinde, MI 48445$577,108
13Gerald LaurenzWheeler, MI 48662$565,383
14Vincent SattelbergUnionville, MI 48767$557,234
15Whittemore Farms *Prescott, MI 48756$541,599
16Terwillegar Farms *Midland, MI 48640$508,543
17Paul BirdsallHillsdale, MI 49242$504,761
18Frank Nicklas JrCarsonville, MI 48419$504,450
19Jack KappenCass City, MI 48726$502,893
20James L LaurenzMerrill, MI 48637$502,420

* 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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