Wheat Subsidies in the United States totaled $48.4 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of wheat subsidy recipients were paid 79 percent of wheat subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%29%16,133$9,968,842,187$617,916
Top 2%42%32,266$14,690,896,885$455,306
Top 3%51%48,399$17,885,126,868$369,535
Top 4%58%64,532$20,236,792,230$313,593
Top 5%63%80,665$22,057,512,066$273,446
Top 6%68%96,798$23,518,592,346$242,966
Top 7%71%112,931$24,722,623,152$218,918
Top 8%74%129,064$25,732,023,421$199,374
Top 9%76%145,197$26,593,607,733$183,155
Top 10%79%161,330$27,337,342,402$169,450
Top 11%80%177,463$27,985,699,147$157,699
Top 12%82%193,596$28,556,694,460$147,507
Top 13%83%209,729$29,063,232,290$138,575
Top 14%85%225,862$29,514,475,522$130,675
Top 15%86%241,995$29,919,578,182$123,637
Top 16%87%258,128$30,284,985,748$117,325
Top 17%88%274,262$30,616,209,386$111,631
Top 18%89%290,395$30,917,583,683$106,467
Top 19%90%306,528$31,192,412,944$101,760
Top 20%90%322,661$31,444,038,409$97,452
Remaining 80% of recips.10%1,290,645$3,369,183,702$2,610

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

 

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