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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 26

Recipients of Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program from farms in Benzie County, Michigan totaled $1,178,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program
1995-2020
1Evans Brothers Fruit Co *Frankfort, MI 49635$200,000
2Grays Fruit Farm Inc *Benzonia, MI 49616$125,240
3Henry Orchards Inc *Benzonia, MI 49616$123,854
4Putney Beef Or Fruit Inc *Benzonia, MI 49616$100,000
5Gerald L JohnsonFrankfort, MI 49635$81,833
6Lentz Farms Inc *Honor, MI 49640$72,725
7Harry NugentBenzonia, MI 49616$65,427
8Crystal View Orchards Inc *Frankfort, MI 49635$61,850
9Gordon SauerBenzonia, MI 49616$47,538
10Arcadian Orchards Inc *Manistee, MI 49660$33,957
11Sleeping Bear Apiaries Ltd *Beulah, MI 49617$31,893
12Joseph SmeltzerFrankfort, MI 49635$31,783
13Larry A LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$27,031
14Gary Wayne LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$27,031
15Theodore WerleBear Lake, MI 49614$21,028
16Arcadian Orchards Inc *Manistee, MI 49660$19,251
17James LaubachHonor, MI 49640$18,792
18Ronald GillisonArcadia, MI 49613$18,694
19Carl KobernikGrand Haven, MI 49417$17,323
20Gregory GilroyArcadia, MI 49613$13,745

* 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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