Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program in Antrim County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 20

Recipients of Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program from farms in Antrim County, Michigan totaled $702,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program
1995-2020
1Merillat Orchards LLC *Rapid City, MI 49676$126,462
2Royal Farms Inc *Ellsworth, MI 49729$109,348
3Thomas M CooperEllsworth, MI 49729$103,813
4King Orchards Fruit LLC *Central Lake, MI 49622$91,494
5Good Nature Farms *Kewadin, MI 49648$65,633
6Interwater Farms *Williamsburg, MI 49690$59,960
7Frederick F VermeerschCentral Lake, MI 49622$44,770
8Cherry View Orchards *Kewadin, MI 49648$18,882
9Therese MerchantCharlevoix, MI 49720$12,828
10Michael J ParadisKewadin, MI 49648$12,674
11Calvin E NagyWilliamsburg, MI 49690$12,324
12Mary CooperWilliamsburg, MI 49690$9,269
13Jonathan VeliquetteKewadin, MI 49648$8,028
14Clam Lake Orchard LLCBellaire, MI 49615$6,002
15Brian MartineauWilliamsburg, MI 49690$5,777
16William R AustinEllsworth, MI 49729$4,799
17Gary E HoeksemaEast Jordan, MI 49727$3,901
18Richard J BrownBellaire, MI 49615$2,845
19Mark HullmanTraverse City, MI 49684$2,073
20Lawrence V BargyKewadin, MI 49648$1,598

* 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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