Dairy Program Subsidies in Montcalm County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 179

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Montcalm County, Michigan totaled $9,088,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Robert L KeelerStanton, MI 48888$322,924
2Ken Newell Dba Newell Farms *Trufant, MI 49347$307,673
3Black Locust Farm LLC *Stanton, MI 48888$301,188
4Paulen Farms Inc *Howard City, MI 49329$282,183
5Randy DragtHoward City, MI 49329$280,247
6James BramanEdmore, MI 48829$272,187
7Hillhaven Farms Inc *Edmore, MI 48829$256,465
8Double B Dairy Dba *Lakeview, MI 48850$221,695
9Farm Service Agency/commodity Cre **Stanton, MI 48888$213,628
10Meadow Rock Dairy LLC *Grand Rapids, MI 49544$201,385
11Duane BramanStanton, MI 48888$201,300
12Leonard DoolittleStanton, MI 48888$190,071
13Mervin DaileyEdmore, MI 48829$183,940
14Arland CarterCrystal, MI 48818$180,147
15Pine Hills Dairy LLC *Howard City, MI 49329$179,757
16Grassley Farms Part *Howard City, MI 49329$173,397
17Leonard KoutzEdmore, MI 48829$168,459
18Ryan Dairy Farm LLC *Stanton, MI 48888$162,953
19Gordon BehrenwaldLakeview, MI 48850$161,517
20Betty WalkerFenwick, MI 48834$159,361

* 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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