Total Conservation Programs in Kent County, Michigan, 1995-2023

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 219

Recipients of Total Conservation Programs from farms in Kent County, Michigan totaled $3,599,000 in from 1995-2023.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total Conservation Programs
1Fay BenjaminCedar Springs, MI 49319$262,928
2Bernadette PniewskiLowell, MI 49331$223,782
3James C HansenBelding, MI 48809$201,293
4Paul GrannisCedar Springs, MI 49319$155,131
5Roger OdellLowell, MI 49331$153,563
6Robert Vander PloegAda, MI 49301$143,814
7Bruce O OdellOkemos, MI 48864$128,657
8Barb BenjaminCedar Springs, MI 49319$77,373
9Wayne WilliamsAda, MI 49301$68,418
10Marker Real Estate Holdings LLCByron Center, MI 49315$67,853
11Pamela OdellBridgeport, WV 26330$63,775
12Timothy J FoxSand Lake, MI 49343$59,240
13Brian OdellMobile, AL 36695$59,213
14Glenn WittenbachLowell, MI 49331$56,377
15Tamara GilbertKent City, MI 49330$49,718
16Blough Bros Dairy FarmLowell, MI 49331$49,425
17Halix Properties LLCGrand Rapids, MI 49546$47,712
18William J SchreurLowell, MI 49331$45,556
19Wilson Kruithoff JrKent City, MI 49330$44,965
20Thomas M BlumbergGowen, MI 49326$44,731

* 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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