SELECT * FROM cou_mtotal WHERE fips='26159' AND progcode='dairy ' AND `rank`>=1 LIMIT 0,20

Dairy Program Subsidies in Van Buren County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 57

Recipients of Dairy Program Subsidies from farms in Van Buren County, Michigan totaled $1,965,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Dairy Program Subsidies
1Timothy C HoodPaw Paw, MI 49079$300,654
2Ransler Farms *Gobles, MI 49055$262,374
3Shine Farms LLC *Bangor, MI 49013$243,728
4Nobel Family Dairy LLC *Gobles, MI 49055$128,015
5Kenneth N BeachPaw Paw, MI 49079$118,483
6Steven B MeertAllegan, MI 49010$105,356
7Ralph C Fusco JrBloomingdale, MI 49026$81,623
8Dana M CarpenterBangor, MI 49013$70,796
9John PolomcakLawton, MI 49065$65,739
10Ransler Farms LLCGobles, MI 49055$62,909
11Gordon F NesbittLawton, MI 49065$60,001
12Carpenters Dairy Farm LLC *Bangor, MI 49013$48,600
13Joseph HayBangor, MI 49013$45,300
14Red Arrow Dairy LLCGrand Rapids, MI 49544$40,382
15George W KusmackDecatur, MI 49045$36,920
16Farm Service Agency **Paw Paw, MI 49079$36,033
17Robert KusmackDecatur, MI 49045$28,667
18Kenneth McleeseDecatur, MI 49045$26,424
19Glendora Farms *Bangor, MI 49013$26,232
20Red Arrow Dairy LLCCoopersville, MI 49404$25,057

* 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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