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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <anne.woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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To search the Env. Working Group database yourself, go to:

  http://www.ewg.org/farm/home.php

A sample of info from the report (NOTE: on the webpage, clicking on the name
gives details about what kinds of activities or crops are being subsidized):

Farm Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 51,469 in Michigan
Recipients from this state received $1,225,736,306 from 1996-2000.
(See more summary information for Michigan)

RANK - NAME - LOCATION -FARM SUBSIDY TOTAL 1996-2000
1 Berrybrook Enterprises Dowagiac, MI 49047 $1,944,679.36
2 Totzke Farms Baroda, MI 49101 $1,654,123.48
3 Golden Grain Farms Hamilton, MI 49419 $1,562,226.28
4 Tri-acre Farms Davison, MI 48423 $1,352,555.36
5 Vangilder Grain Fowlerville, MI 48836 $1,341,953.99
6 Kleinheksel Farm Holland, MI 49423 $1,207,668.30
7 Drozd Farms Allegan, MI 49010 $1,187,466.07
8 Van Damme Farms Enterprises Brown City, MI 48416 $1,168,828.01
9 Pidd Brothers Farm Stockbridge, MI 49285 $1,151,030.78
10 Oak Prairie Farms Bronson, MI 49028 $1,131,905.87
11 Storehalder Farms Waldron, MI 49288 $1,107,577.73
12 Hasenick Brothers Albion, MI 49224 $1,090,515.53
13 B & T Partnership Fulton, MI 49052 $1,089,060.52
14 Peters Bros Memphis, MI 48041 $1,065,595.60
15 King Farms Sturgis, MI 49091 $1,065,407.21
16 Whittemore Acres % R Rosenow Prescott, MI 48756 $1,021,551.63
17 Golden Acres Farms Jasper, MI 49248 $912,863.11
18 Ken Or Doug Stautz Marshall, MI 49068 $911,745.69
19 Hamlin Farms Webberville, MI 48892 $911,574.76
20 Pridgeon Farms Montgomery, MI 49255 $874,829.86
Source: USDA. Compiled by EWG.

Perhaps one of the oddest recipients listed:
112 County Of Muskegon Muskegon, MI 49442 $480,738.09

The two CAFOs Sierra Club has sued were also listed:
60 River Ridge Farms Inc Coopersville, MI 49404 $575,436.81
275 Walnutdale Farms Wayland, MI 49348 $375,305.21

AW


Today's Booth Newspapers feature a story by Mike Magner about a study from
the Environmental Working Group alleging a handful of Michigan farmers are
reaping disproportionate benefits from farm subsidies when the money would
be better spent on farm conservation programs.  The Michigan Farm Bureau
strongly disputes the study.

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf?/news/stories/20011120l1125farmsubsidies
.frm




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