Commodity subsidies in the United States totaled $240.5 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%33,257$63,627,447,805$1,913,205
Top 2%39%66,514$93,367,044,193$1,403,720
Top 3%48%99,772$115,173,467,006$1,154,367
Top 4%55%133,029$132,255,207,318$994,183
Top 5%61%166,287$146,061,821,912$878,372
Top 6%65%199,544$157,442,530,617$789,012
Top 7%69%232,801$166,969,284,292$717,219
Top 8%73%266,059$175,026,433,310$657,848
Top 9%76%299,316$181,904,432,919$607,734
Top 10%78%332,574$187,831,273,033$564,780
Top 11%80%365,831$192,965,726,064$527,472
Top 12%82%399,088$197,446,108,199$494,743
Top 13%84%432,346$201,380,755,965$465,786
Top 14%85%465,603$204,854,555,756$439,977
Top 15%86%498,861$207,933,735,315$416,817
Top 16%88%532,118$210,680,250,179$395,928
Top 17%89%565,375$213,141,520,842$376,991
Top 18%90%598,633$215,353,289,118$359,742
Top 19%90%631,890$217,348,293,296$343,965
Top 20%91%665,148$219,152,786,594$329,480
Remaining 80% of recips.9%2,660,593$21,322,906,451$8,014

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

 

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