Total Direct Payments in the United States totaled $53.8 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of Total Direct Payments payment recipients were paid 69 percent of Total Direct Payments recipients.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%20%17,898$10,510,492,372$587,244
Top 2%30%35,797$16,025,428,202$447,675
Top 3%38%53,695$20,372,481,334$379,411
Top 4%45%71,594$23,973,531,094$334,854
Top 5%50%89,493$27,028,151,025$302,014
Top 6%55%107,391$29,656,567,358$276,155
Top 7%59%125,290$31,943,145,983$254,954
Top 8%63%143,189$33,948,865,643$237,091
Top 9%66%161,087$35,713,842,314$221,705
Top 10%69%178,986$37,274,934,599$208,256
Top 11%72%196,885$38,664,818,468$196,383
Top 12%74%214,783$39,906,054,133$185,797
Top 13%76%232,682$41,017,556,505$176,282
Top 14%78%250,581$42,015,637,328$167,673
Top 15%80%268,479$42,914,800,087$159,844
Top 16%81%286,378$43,727,150,527$152,690
Top 17%83%304,277$44,463,917,040$146,130
Top 18%84%322,175$45,134,885,829$140,094
Top 19%85%340,074$45,747,836,334$134,523
Top 20%86%357,973$46,308,236,430$129,362
Remaining 80% of recips.14%1,431,892$7,535,993,012$5,263

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

 

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