Subtotal, Farming Subsidies in Van Buren County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 906

Recipients of Subtotal, Farming Subsidies from farms in Van Buren County, Michigan totaled $42,943,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Subtotal, Farming Subsidies
1Cornerstone Ag Enterprises LLC *South Haven, MI 49090$1,195,012
2Shugars Farm *Marcellus, MI 49067$1,009,051
3Duane T WhiteDecatur, MI 49045$977,560
4Timothy C HoodPaw Paw, MI 49079$953,135
5Roger L SmoesHamilton, MI 49419$915,465
6Michael D StampDecatur, MI 49045$814,450
7Mark L AshbrookBloomingdale, MI 49026$780,268
8Ray Farms Inc *Gobles, MI 49055$695,113
9Ransler Farms *Gobles, MI 49055$691,524
10Gerald HoudekCovert, MI 49043$686,755
11Steven M MroczekDecatur, MI 49045$643,405
12Totzke Farms *Baroda, MI 49101$631,316
13Douglas E Meachum *Hartford, MI 49057$609,766
14Dukesherer Farms Inc *Benton Harbor, MI 49022$563,388
15Jack E PhillipsHartford, MI 49057$550,504
16Cornerstone Grains *South Haven, MI 49090$532,904
17Shine Farms LLC *Bangor, MI 49013$527,900
18Meachum Family Farms LLCHartford, MI 49057$505,057
19Drozd Farms *Allegan, MI 49010$500,549
20Jay Bradley Hemenway JrDecatur, MI 49045$433,808

* 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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