Wheat Subsidies in Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 42,180

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Michigan totaled $497,948,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1Vandamme Farms Enterprise *Brown City, MI 48416$719,930
2P A M Growers *Caro, MI 48723$691,663
3Hamlin Farms *Webberville, MI 48892$685,492
4Oesterle Brothers *Mason, MI 48854$620,039
5Vangilder Grains *Fowlerville, MI 48836$585,530
6Felzke Farms *Dewitt, MI 48820$565,846
7J A D E *Pigeon, MI 48755$454,618
8Cremer Farms, L.l.c. *Williamston, MI 48895$451,209
9Smuts Farms LLC *Charlotte, MI 48813$441,623
10Allan K Shaw Inc *Marlette, MI 48453$396,799
11Little-b Farms Inc *Port Austin, MI 48467$391,619
12Gg Farms *Holland, MI 49423$390,402
13Kenneth Earl LandsburgSandusky, MI 48471$388,820
14Storehalder Farms *Waldron, MI 49288$377,347
15Sackett Ranch Inc *Stanton, MI 48888$376,903
16Leon P Clark JrGrand Ledge, MI 48837$362,482
17Lakke Ewald Farms Inc *Unionville, MI 48767$360,677
18Crescent Valley Farms Inc *Port Austin, MI 48467$356,186
19Zwerk & Sons Farms *Vassar, MI 48768$352,778
20Shannon Farms Inc *Fairgrove, MI 48733$347,582

* 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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