Dairy Program Subsidies in Kent County, Michigan, 2018

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 21

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Kent County, Michigan totaled $407,000 in in 2018.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Swisslane Farms LLC *Alto, MI 49302$71,767
2Alt's Dairy Farm LLC *Comstock Park, MI 49321$34,737
3Fisk Farms *Sand Lake, MI 49343$33,410
4Spartan Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$27,404
5Bradford Dairy Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$27,088
6Tumbleweed Dairy LLCLowell, MI 49331$26,952
7Schutte Dairy Farm LLC *Alto, MI 49302$26,114
8Cal-e-view Dairy Farm *Caledonia, MI 49316$24,314
9Fabian J SchoenbornGrand Rapids, MI 49544$21,231
10Charles Curtiss Eubank TrustGrand Rapids, MI 49544$20,242
11Swift Farms LLCCedar Springs, MI 49319$17,559
12Rod-er-dic Farm *Byron Center, MI 49315$13,421
13Byma Farms LLC *Kent City, MI 49330$12,410
14Med-o-bloom Farms LLC *Caledonia, MI 49316$12,273
15Mark E RichmondLowell, MI 49331$10,326
16Robert PepperByron Center, MI 49315$9,808
17Franklin S BowmanRockford, MI 49341$6,166
18Bill Hirsch IIICaledonia, MI 49316$4,236
19Robert W BigneySparta, MI 49345$3,173
20Elizabeth Momber Trust *Grand Rapids, MI 49544$2,200

* 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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