Rice Subsidies in the United States totaled $16.8 billion from 1995-2020‡.

USDA has not provided recipient detail for rice cooperatives.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of rice subsidy recipients were paid 68 percent of rice subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%25%858$4,022,931,770$4,688,732
Top 2%34%1,717$5,459,458,046$3,179,649
Top 3%41%2,576$6,522,648,286$2,532,084
Top 4%46%3,434$7,413,513,144$2,158,856
Top 5%51%4,293$8,191,744,956$1,908,163
Top 6%55%5,152$8,882,870,007$1,724,160
Top 7%59%6,011$9,501,377,417$1,580,665
Top 8%62%6,869$10,056,856,779$1,464,093
Top 9%66%7,728$10,559,292,180$1,366,368
Top 10%68%8,587$11,012,205,889$1,282,428
Top 11%71%9,446$11,422,126,568$1,209,202
Top 12%73%10,304$11,793,595,461$1,144,565
Top 13%75%11,163$12,131,308,926$1,086,743
Top 14%77%12,022$12,439,535,643$1,034,731
Top 15%79%12,881$12,719,731,610$987,480
Top 16%81%13,739$12,975,325,432$944,416
Top 17%82%14,598$13,208,809,985$904,837
Top 18%83%15,457$13,421,581,326$868,317
Top 19%85%16,316$13,616,744,107$834,564
Top 20%86%17,174$13,795,774,327$803,294
Remaining 80% of recips.14%68,700$2,307,140,743$33,583

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

 

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