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

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,903

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Eaton County, Michigan totaled $106,807,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Smuts Farms LLC *Charlotte, MI 48813$2,229,515
2Denise M ForellCharlotte, MI 48813$1,529,139
3John B ForellCharlotte, MI 48813$1,528,837
4Robinson Farms LLC *Grand Ledge, MI 48837$1,487,200
5Kevin BrodbeckLake Odessa, MI 48849$1,477,363
6Ledge View Farms Inc *Grand Ledge, MI 48837$1,458,162
7R And J Farms *East Lansing, MI 48823$1,417,092
8Ronald L SpitzleyMulliken, MI 48861$1,300,445
9Vance H BuchholzCharlotte, MI 48813$1,289,606
10Eldon WrightCharlotte, MI 48813$1,265,483
11Reinhart R CookVermontville, MI 49096$1,140,579
12Denis StarrOlivet, MI 49076$1,070,410
13Michael E McleanGrand Ledge, MI 48837$1,019,086
14Scott SpitzleyMulliken, MI 48861$998,087
15Stephen J SpitzleyVermontville, MI 49096$912,722
16Kristine E BuchholzCharlotte, MI 48813$903,010
17Armon SouthworthGrand Ledge, MI 48837$839,514
18John E Locke SrCharlotte, MI 48813$826,478
19Gregory SivyerMulliken, MI 48861$822,776
20Kevin DowMulliken, MI 48861$794,111

* 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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