Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $217.5 billion from 1995-2019‡.

From 1995 to 2019, the top 10 percent of commodity payment recipients were paid 78 percent of commodity payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2019‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%26%31,568$56,347,020,850$1,784,941
Top 2%38%63,137$83,002,148,071$1,314,636
Top 3%47%94,705$102,583,064,261$1,083,185
Top 4%54%126,274$117,956,741,198$934,133
Top 5%60%157,842$130,429,674,457$826,331
Top 6%65%189,411$140,761,570,090$743,154
Top 7%69%220,979$149,441,821,661$676,272
Top 8%72%252,548$156,810,462,769$620,914
Top 9%75%284,116$163,120,738,001$574,134
Top 10%78%315,685$168,568,881,192$533,978
Top 11%80%347,253$173,302,626,125$499,067
Top 12%82%378,822$177,443,939,956$468,410
Top 13%83%410,390$181,091,318,598$441,266
Top 14%85%441,959$184,315,449,423$417,042
Top 15%86%473,527$187,178,103,599$395,285
Top 16%87%505,096$189,734,650,931$375,641
Top 17%88%536,664$192,025,527,540$357,813
Top 18%89%568,233$194,085,565,425$341,560
Top 19%90%599,801$195,944,238,869$326,682
Top 20%91%631,370$197,627,030,621$313,013
Remaining 80% of recips.9%2,525,480$19,855,139,397$7,862

‡ Data for 2019 is incomplete and only includes Market Facilitation Program payments made between January 1, 2019 and April 30, 2019.

 

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