Dairy Program Subsidies in Kent County, Michigan, 2020

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 16 of 16

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Kent County, Michigan totaled $159,000 in in 2020.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
2020
1Schoenborn Dairy LLCGrand Rapids, MI 49544$37,002
2Farm Service Agency/commodity Cre **Grand Rapids, MI 49525$19,679
3Spartan Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$14,978
4Swisslane Dairy Farm Inc *Alto, MI 49302$14,978
5Tumbleweed Dairy LLCLowell, MI 49331$14,712
6Cal-e-view Dairy Farm *Caledonia, MI 49316$12,892
7Alt's Dairy Farm LLC *Comstock Park, MI 49321$9,347
8Fisk Farms *Sand Lake, MI 49343$9,259
9L & E Robinson Farms LLCSparta, MI 49345$7,710
10Rod-er-dic Farm *Byron Center, MI 49315$5,955
11Byma Farms LLC *Kent City, MI 49330$4,231
12Mark E RichmondLowell, MI 49331$3,315
13Bill Hirsch IIICaledonia, MI 49316$2,268
14Robert W BigneySparta, MI 49345$1,733
15Elizabeth Momber Trust *Grand Rapids, MI 49544$610
16Peter L DewinterSparta, MI 49345$118

* 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.”

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.

 

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