USDA subsidies in the United States totaled $424.4 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of recipients were paid 76 percent of all USDA subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%25%42,145$83,158,075,130$1,973,142
Top 2%38%84,290$122,685,350,073$1,455,515
Top 3%46%126,435$151,445,441,118$1,197,813
Top 4%53%168,580$173,828,975,989$1,031,136
Top 5%59%210,725$191,874,199,418$910,543
Top 6%63%252,871$206,775,244,440$817,710
Top 7%67%295,016$219,291,473,804$743,321
Top 8%70%337,161$229,942,237,719$681,995
Top 9%73%379,306$239,098,869,451$630,359
Top 10%76%421,451$247,062,057,450$586,218
Top 11%78%463,597$254,032,956,641$547,961
Top 12%80%505,742$260,185,916,752$514,464
Top 13%81%547,887$265,650,954,185$484,865
Top 14%83%590,032$270,532,482,845$458,505
Top 15%84%632,177$274,915,368,380$434,871
Top 16%85%674,323$278,865,465,890$413,549
Top 17%86%716,468$282,440,561,084$394,212
Top 18%87%758,613$285,689,657,902$376,595
Top 19%88%800,758$288,649,486,475$360,470
Top 20%89%842,903$291,353,705,350$345,655
Remaining 80% of recips.11%3,371,616$35,191,728,048$10,438

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.

 

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