Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Benzie County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 59

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Benzie County, Michigan totaled $1,808,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Ronald GillisonArcadia, MI 49613$246,638
2Larry LindgrenBenzonia, MI 49616$243,218
3Putney Beef Or Fruit Inc *Benzonia, MI 49616$173,748
4Larry A LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$136,926
5Gary Wayne LathwellFrankfort, MI 49635$136,901
6Jack Wendel GrayBenzonia, MI 49616$81,683
7Evans Brothers Fruit Co *Frankfort, MI 49635$75,711
8Twin Orr-chardsArcadia, MI 49613$60,738
9Henry Orchards Inc *Benzonia, MI 49616$58,499
10Gregory GilroyArcadia, MI 49613$54,214
11Donald FortineHonor, MI 49640$50,026
12Clarence E DavisHonor, MI 49640$42,853
13L & S Farms *Benzonia, MI 49616$42,542
14Ole A WhiteLake Ann, MI 49650$40,580
15Ronald MickFrankfort, MI 49635$35,507
16Joseph SmeltzerFrankfort, MI 49635$33,959
17Donald K SchmidtHonor, MI 49640$32,432
18Sleeping Bear Apiaries Ltd *Beulah, MI 49617$32,247
19Walter H HarrisHonor, MI 49640$26,425
20Susan Kay WhiteLake Ann, MI 49650$24,563

* 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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