Dairy Program Subsidies in Alpena County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 97

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Alpena County, Michigan totaled $3,960,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1995-2020
1Russell TolanOssineke, MI 49766$324,694
2Roundstone Acres *Posen, MI 49776$208,876
3Godfrey Farms Inc *Hillman, MI 49746$207,287
4Kevin ZbytowskiHerron, MI 49744$203,388
5Joseph ZbytowskiAlpena, MI 49707$199,721
6Sauer Dairy Farms Inc *Hillman, MI 49746$185,627
7Fred WerthAlpena, MI 49707$185,214
8Ronald LucasPosen, MI 49776$178,807
9Butterwerth Dairy Farm LLC *Alpena, MI 49707$122,086
10Lucas Dairy Farms LLC *Posen, MI 49776$115,096
11Michael A TimmSpruce, MI 48762$113,090
12Larry WerthAlpena, MI 49707$112,490
13Zarske Farm *Herron, MI 49744$107,004
14Jody WongPosen, MI 49776$104,981
15Irving ChristensenPosen, MI 49776$101,206
16John NoffzeHillman, MI 49746$84,004
17Jamey AllenOssineke, MI 49766$74,237
18Matt NoffzeHillman, MI 49746$70,819
19Werth Dairy LLCAlpena, MI 49707$70,206
20Todd HemmingsonHerron, MI 49744$69,483

* 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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