Corn Subsidies in the United States totaled $4.2 billion in 2008

In 2008, the top 10 percent of corn subsidy recipients were paid 58 percent of corn subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 2008 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%14%7,301$278,872,943$38,197
Top 2%22%14,603$453,218,288$31,036
Top 3%29%21,904$595,240,285$27,175
Top 4%35%29,206$716,526,401$24,534
Top 5%40%36,508$822,018,529$22,516
Top 6%44%43,809$915,122,869$20,889
Top 7%48%51,111$998,296,101$19,532
Top 8%52%58,413$1,073,179,018$18,372
Top 9%55%65,714$1,140,881,177$17,361
Top 10%58%73,016$1,202,448,851$16,468
Top 11%61%80,318$1,258,730,445$15,672
Top 12%64%87,619$1,310,285,000$14,954
Top 13%66%94,921$1,357,724,399$14,304
Top 14%68%102,223$1,401,464,058$13,710
Top 15%70%109,524$1,441,874,312$13,165
Top 16%72%116,826$1,479,272,020$12,662
Top 17%73%124,128$1,513,985,973$12,197
Top 18%75%131,429$1,546,315,353$11,765
Top 19%77%138,731$1,576,449,829$11,363
Top 20%78%146,033$1,604,585,951$10,988
Remaining 80% of recips.22%584,132$455,945,758$781
 

Farm Subsidies Education

AgMag