Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $240.6 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, 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 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%26%33,264$63,664,889,884$1,913,928
Top 2%39%66,529$93,420,855,715$1,404,213
Top 3%48%99,793$115,238,292,926$1,154,773
Top 4%55%133,058$132,329,365,528$994,524
Top 5%61%166,322$146,142,230,895$878,670
Top 6%65%199,587$157,528,381,160$789,272
Top 7%69%232,851$167,058,925,224$717,450
Top 8%73%266,116$175,119,457,799$658,057
Top 9%76%299,380$182,000,019,497$607,923
Top 10%78%332,645$187,928,952,542$564,953
Top 11%80%365,910$193,065,276,035$527,631
Top 12%82%399,174$197,547,121,805$494,890
Top 13%84%432,439$201,483,210,594$465,923
Top 14%85%465,703$204,958,211,789$440,105
Top 15%86%498,968$208,038,627,101$416,938
Top 16%88%532,232$210,786,101,924$396,042
Top 17%89%565,497$213,248,374,173$377,099
Top 18%90%598,761$215,460,885,306$359,845
Top 19%90%632,026$217,456,681,242$344,063
Top 20%91%665,291$219,261,830,101$329,573
Remaining 80% of recips.9%2,661,164$21,330,722,826$8,016

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

 

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