Dairy Program Subsidies in Kent County, Michigan, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 29

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Kent County, Michigan totaled $315,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
2019
1Farm Service Agency/commodity Cre **Grand Rapids, MI 49525$58,290
2Spartan Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$25,974
3Fisk Farms *Sand Lake, MI 49343$23,910
4Alt's Dairy Farm LLC *Comstock Park, MI 49321$23,504
5Tumbleweed Dairy LLCLowell, MI 49331$22,703
6Swisslane Dairy Farm Inc *Alto, MI 49302$19,779
7Bradford Dairy Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$17,904
8Brook View Dairy LLC *Holland, MI 49423$17,904
9Lake View Dairy LLC *Holland, MI 49423$17,904
10Schutte Dairy Farm LLC *Alto, MI 49302$14,296
11Swift Farms LLCCedar Springs, MI 49319$11,459
12Byma Farms LLC *Kent City, MI 49330$10,173
13Rod-er-dic Farm *Byron Center, MI 49315$9,262
14Med-o-bloom Farms LLC *Caledonia, MI 49316$6,715
15Charles Curtiss Eubank TrustGrand Rapids, MI 49544$6,511
16Robert PepperByron Center, MI 49315$5,989
17Peter L DewinterSparta, MI 49345$5,065
18Charles C EubankGrand Rapids, MI 49544$3,573
19Franklin S BowmanRockford, MI 49341$3,376
20Robert W BigneySparta, MI 49345$2,942

* 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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