Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program in Kent County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 8 of 8

Recipients of Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program from farms in Kent County, Michigan totaled $220,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program
1995-2020
1Summit Farms Inc *Kent City, MI 49330$100,000
2Duane J RaschLowell, MI 49331$46,333
3James Engelsma IIGrand Rapids, MI 49544$34,698
4Melvin Randall WilcoxCedar Springs, MI 49319$13,550
5Edwin WittenbachBelding, MI 48809$10,559
6Gordon O CarpenterByron Center, MI 49315$5,977
7Wayne D MomberSand Lake, MI 49343$4,515
8Kerry J JahnsBitely, MI 49309$3,993

* 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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