Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Kent County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,193

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Kent County, Michigan totaled $71,039,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Swisslane Farms LLC *Alto, MI 49302$1,919,820
2Hoeksma Farms *Freeport, MI 49325$1,869,678
3Schutte Dairy Farm LLC *Alto, MI 49302$1,466,638
4K-hillcrest Farms LLC *Lowell, MI 49331$1,270,628
5Spartan Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$1,217,947
6Bradford Dairy Farms LLC *Sparta, MI 49345$1,177,788
7Blu Sky Farms *Lowell, MI 49331$1,102,834
8Alt's Dairy Farm LLC *Comstock Park, MI 49321$1,024,477
9Joseph KwiatkowskiDorr, MI 49323$961,591
10Susan E KwiatkowskiDorr, MI 49323$960,972
11Greg L SmithBelding, MI 48809$908,309
12Ronald PorterRockford, MI 49341$907,634
13Bradford Farms Inc *Sparta, MI 49345$892,877
14Brook View Dairy LLC *Holland, MI 49423$857,092
15Swisslane Dairy Farm Inc *Alto, MI 49302$854,386
16Heffron Farms Market LLC *Belding, MI 48809$744,135
17Kruithoff Farms LLC *Kent City, MI 49330$737,638
18Sowerby Farms LLC *Greenville, MI 48838$696,991
19Fisk Farms *Sand Lake, MI 49343$683,496
20Sowerby Bros Inc *Greenville, MI 48838$677,878

* 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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