Farm Subsidy information

Benzie County, Michigan

Total Subsidies in Benzie County, Michigan, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 35

Recipients of Total Subsidies from farms in Benzie County, Michigan totaled $1,419,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Subsidies
1Sleeping Bear Apiaries LtdBeulah, MI 49617$220,324
2Evans Brothers Fruit CompanyFrankfort, MI 49635$125,465
3Putney Beef Or Fruit IncBenzonia, MI 49616$102,377
4Gregory GilroyArcadia, MI 49613$78,181
5Lentz Farms IncHonor, MI 49640$76,407
6Ronald GillisonArcadia, MI 49613$68,622
7Henry Orchards IncBenzonia, MI 49616$59,984
8Grays Fruit Farm IncBenzonia, MI 49616$56,393
9Greystone GardensHonor, MI 49640$37,380
10Larry A LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$30,793
11Gary Wayne LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$30,760
12Zane R GrayInterlochen, MI 49643$27,735
13Skyline Orchard Of FrankfortElberta, MI 49628$18,641
14Crystal View Orchards IncFrankfort, MI 49635$13,826
15Martin Smeltzer Orchards LLCFrankfort, MI 49635$11,973
16Gerald L JohnsonFrankfort, MI 49635$11,870
17Lost Lake Farm LLCHonor, MI 49640$11,533
18Alan KobernikFrankfort, MI 49635$10,711
19Champion Hill FarmBeulah, MI 49617$6,488
20Scott NugentBenzonia, MI 49616$6,299

* 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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