Dairy Program Subsidies in Saint Joseph County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 54

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Saint Joseph County, Michigan totaled $1,326,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Sturgis Dairy LLC *Sturgis, MI 49091$234,753
2Riedstra Dairy Ltd *Mendon, MI 49072$174,969
3Hillcrest Farms *Centreville, MI 49032$162,966
4John CoomerSturgis, MI 49091$78,365
5Vanderhoff Bros Dairy LLC *Reading, MI 49274$53,074
6Allen D YoderCentreville, MI 49032$42,836
7Darrell RuckertBurr Oak, MI 49030$41,915
8Elmer J DetweilerColon, MI 49040$41,915
9Jesse J KindigMarcellus, MI 49067$41,875
10Carl G KlineWhite Pigeon, MI 49099$40,151
11Kenneth GarverWhite Pigeon, MI 49099$37,065
12Steven E GarverWhite Pigeon, MI 49099$37,065
13Steven D PostWhite Pigeon, MI 49099$34,112
14Galen R EichornSturgis, MI 49091$31,140
15Farm Service Agency/commodity Cre **Centreville, MI 49032$30,522
16Rich Acre Farms *Burr Oak, MI 49030$25,688
17Detweiler FarmsColon, MI 49040$23,819
18Robert C LowerBurr Oak, MI 49030$23,099
19Merlin R YoderColon, MI 49040$22,472
20William Arthur HensellCentreville, MI 49032$19,941

* 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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