Farm Subsidy information

Benzie County, Michigan

Total Subsidies in Benzie County, Michigan, 1995-2021

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 101

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Benzie County, Michigan totaled $11,513,000 in from 1995-2021.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Putney Beef Or Fruit IncBenzonia, MI 49616$812,748
2Evans Brothers Fruit CompanyFrankfort, MI 49635$784,115
3Henry Orchards IncBenzonia, MI 49616$551,550
4Gregory GilroyArcadia, MI 49613$525,666
5Sleeping Bear Apiaries LtdBeulah, MI 49617$509,625
6Grays Fruit Farm IncBenzonia, MI 49616$444,311
7Lentz Farms IncHonor, MI 49640$378,316
8Ronald GillisonArcadia, MI 49613$367,777
9Gerald L JohnsonFrankfort, MI 49635$358,442
10Larry A LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$324,427
11Gary Wayne LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$324,390
12Crystal View Orchards IncFrankfort, MI 49635$321,999
13Larry LindgrenBenzonia, MI 49616$270,078
14Gordon SauerBenzonia, MI 49616$220,059
15Jack Wendel GrayBenzonia, MI 49616$194,310
16Harry NugentBenzonia, MI 49616$169,964
17Ronald MickFrankfort, MI 49635$166,659
18Joseph SmeltzerFrankfort, MI 49635$132,556
19Martin Smeltzer Orchards LLCFrankfort, MI 49635$105,533
20James LaubachHonor, MI 49640$104,045

* 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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