Dairy Program Subsidies in Gratiot County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 128

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Gratiot County, Michigan totaled $8,244,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Hooks Farms *Breckenridge, MI 48615$347,382
2Bebow Dairy Farm Inc *Saint Louis, MI 48880$346,455
3Joe EnszMiddleton, MI 48856$303,911
4S & T Farms *Ithaca, MI 48847$303,002
5Double Eagle Dairy Inc *Middleton, MI 48856$265,702
6De Saegher Dairy Inc *Middleton, MI 48856$262,725
7Bruce LitwillerIthaca, MI 48847$258,942
8Friesen Farms Inc *Perrinton, MI 48871$240,154
9H & H Dairy LLC *Bannister, MI 48807$228,223
10Whitmore Farms Inc *Ithaca, MI 48847$217,314
11James R SlavikAshley, MI 48806$190,428
12Ryan LitwillerMiddleton, MI 48856$178,047
13Edward HaynesMiddleton, MI 48856$168,989
14Klaas VanderploegIthaca, MI 48847$163,785
15Jered LitwillerCarson City, MI 48811$150,830
16Friesen Family Dairy *Perrinton, MI 48871$141,935
17A G WilesCarson City, MI 48811$140,910
18Whitmore Operations Inc *Ithaca, MI 48847$140,513
19Newlyn ToewsMiddleton, MI 48856$135,213
20Richard KoehnMiddleton, MI 48856$130,701

* 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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