Dairy Program Subsidies in Alpena County, Michigan, 2019‡

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Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Alpena County, Michigan totaled $222,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Alpena Farm Service Agency **Alpena, MI 49707$30,263
2Lucas Dairy Farms LLC *Posen, MI 49776$25,998
3Russell TolanOssineke, MI 49766$25,985
4Butterwerth Dairy Farm LLC *Alpena, MI 49707$22,149
5Werth Dairy LLCAlpena, MI 49707$20,368
6Godfrey Farms Inc *Hillman, MI 49746$18,819
7Joseph ZbytowskiAlpena, MI 49707$14,073
8Noffze Dairy Farm LLCHillman, MI 49746$13,586
9Kevin ZbytowskiHerron, MI 49744$13,433
10Sauer Dairy Farms Inc *Hillman, MI 49746$6,930
11Irving ChristensenPosen, MI 49776$6,191
12Todd HemmingsonHerron, MI 49744$5,470
13Allan M Edgar A&m Edgar FarmSpruce, MI 48762$4,735
14Denise ThiemHubbard Lake, MI 49747$3,488
15Eric WoodwardOssineke, MI 49766$3,092
16Zarske Farm *Herron, MI 49744$1,906
17Mark BaselHillman, MI 49746$1,709
18Oliver & Sons Livestock LLCLachine, MI 49753$1,693
19Nathan R MitchellOssineke, MI 49766$1,336
20Adam J BaselHillman, MI 49746$576

* 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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