Wheat Subsidies in Michigan, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 10,612

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Michigan totaled $21,464,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
2018
1Sackett Ranch Inc *Stanton, MI 48888$73,486
2Hamlin Farms *Webberville, MI 48892$61,874
3Vandamme Farms Enterprise *Brown City, MI 48416$57,953
4Oesterle Brothers LLCMason, MI 48854$53,726
5Felzke Farms *Dewitt, MI 48820$51,480
6Irrer Farm *Fowler, MI 48835$46,872
7Atwater Farms Inc *Ubly, MI 48475$45,840
8Vangilder Grains *Fowlerville, MI 48836$33,255
9Whittemore Farms *Prescott, MI 48756$32,745
10Bischer Farms Partnership *Ruth, MI 48470$32,734
11Merchant Grain LLC *Caro, MI 48723$32,562
12Rawson & Rawson *Farwell, MI 48622$31,454
13Ronald Hooper Farms Inc *Deckerville, MI 48427$30,789
14Cremer Farms, L.l.c. *Williamston, MI 48895$30,298
15Lievens Bros Farms Inc *Petersburg, MI 49270$29,465
16Christopher Jay JahnPort Hope, MI 48468$29,303
17Little Creeks *Mason, MI 48854$28,597
18J A D E *Pigeon, MI 48755$28,288
19Swisslane Farms LLC *Alto, MI 49302$26,667
20Smuts Farms LLC *Charlotte, MI 48813$26,637

* 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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