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USDA subsidies in the United States totaled $16.3 billion in 2009

In 2009, the top 10 percent of recipients were paid 61 percent of all USDA subsidies.
Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 2009 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%20%13,230$2,148,233,617$162,376
Top 2%29%26,460$3,148,454,857$118,989
Top 3%36%39,691$3,878,018,741$97,705
Top 4%41%52,921$4,452,140,111$84,128
Top 5%45%66,152$4,946,901,005$74,781
Top 6%49%79,382$5,378,762,674$67,758
Top 7%53%92,613$5,761,001,527$62,205
Top 8%56%105,843$6,103,411,273$57,665
Top 9%59%119,074$6,413,217,453$53,859
Top 10%61%132,304$6,695,398,200$50,606
Top 11%64%145,535$6,954,033,253$47,783
Top 12%66%158,765$7,192,067,869$45,300
Top 13%68%171,996$7,411,814,956$43,093
Top 14%70%185,226$7,615,299,823$41,114
Top 15%72%198,457$7,804,159,068$39,324
Top 16%73%211,687$7,979,823,217$37,696
Top 17%75%224,918$8,143,663,715$36,207
Top 18%76%238,148$8,296,701,203$34,838
Top 19%77%251,379$8,439,967,254$33,575
Top 20%79%264,609$8,574,181,720$32,403
Remaining 80% of recips.21%1,058,440$2,320,521,753$2,192