Farm Subsidy information

Van Buren County, Michigan

Total USDA Subsidies in Van Buren County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 1,307

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Van Buren County, Michigan totaled $128,802,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1995-2020
1Douglas E Meachum *Hartford, MI 49057$1,321,632
2Cornerstone Ag Enterprises LLC *South Haven, MI 49090$1,229,912
3Duane T WhiteDecatur, MI 49045$1,063,958
4Shugars Farm *Marcellus, MI 49067$1,062,406
5James Louis SchererBloomingdale, MI 49026$990,914
6Timothy C HoodPaw Paw, MI 49079$968,030
7Roger L SmoesHamilton, MI 49419$915,465
8Level View Farms *Hartford, MI 49057$893,094
9Michael D StampDecatur, MI 49045$852,403
10Mark L AshbrookBloomingdale, MI 49026$837,959
11Vassar Farms *Hartford, MI 49057$753,571
12Ransler Farms *Gobles, MI 49055$731,612
13Ray Farms Inc *Gobles, MI 49055$695,113
14Gerald HoudekCovert, MI 49043$686,755
15Steven M MroczekDecatur, MI 49045$654,299
16Totzke Farms *Baroda, MI 49101$631,316
17Phillip Curtis SrPaw Paw, MI 49079$613,674
18Jack E PhillipsHartford, MI 49057$573,001
19Christopher J RajzerDecatur, MI 49045$565,966
20Dukesherer Farms Inc *Benton Harbor, MI 49022$563,388

* 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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