Farm Subsidy information

Van Buren County, Michigan

Total USDA Subsidies in Van Buren County, Michigan, 2019‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 180

Recipients of Total USDA Subsidies from farms in Van Buren County, Michigan totaled $6,228,000 in in 2019‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Total USDA Subsidies
1Meachum Family Farms LLCHartford, MI 49057$173,292
2Ransler Farms LLCGobles, MI 49055$134,529
3Kaleb KolbergHartford, MI 49057$111,910
4Timothy C HoodPaw Paw, MI 49079$108,167
5Kolberg Farms LLC *Lawrence, MI 49064$96,747
6Cornerstone Grains *South Haven, MI 49090$90,549
7Charles M Muvrin Jr Estate *Paw Paw, MI 49079$87,245
8David S BussDecatur, MI 49045$72,358
9Nobel Family Dairy LLC *Gobles, MI 49055$65,300
10Vassar Farms LLCHartford, MI 49057$52,636
11Mark L AshbrookBloomingdale, MI 49026$49,173
12Matthew HamlinSouth Haven, MI 49090$48,077
13Duane T WhiteDecatur, MI 49045$47,144
14Steven M MroczekDecatur, MI 49045$34,673
15Shine Farms LLC *Bangor, MI 49013$34,340
16Thomas AleksichMarcellus, MI 49067$32,842
17Daniel HiceSchoolcraft, MI 49087$32,173
18Farm Service Agency **Paw Paw, MI 49079$30,408
19Fred D BoothbyGobles, MI 49055$28,784
20Ber-nell Farm IncLawrence, MI 49064$26,032

* 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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