Wheat Subsidies in the United States totaled $2.0 billion in 2008

In 2008, the top 10 percent of wheat subsidy recipients were paid 69 percent of wheat subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 2008 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%20%6,213$222,193,887$35,763
Top 2%31%12,426$344,864,200$27,753
Top 3%39%18,640$437,179,789$23,454
Top 4%46%24,853$510,844,439$20,555
Top 5%52%31,067$571,269,007$18,388
Top 6%56%37,280$621,898,822$16,682
Top 7%60%43,494$664,901,883$15,287
Top 8%63%49,707$701,956,558$14,122
Top 9%66%55,921$734,209,969$13,129
Top 10%69%62,134$762,593,200$12,273
Top 11%71%68,348$787,766,466$11,526
Top 12%73%74,561$810,290,123$10,867
Top 13%75%80,774$830,559,011$10,283
Top 14%77%86,988$848,884,328$9,759
Top 15%78%93,201$865,537,963$9,287
Top 16%79%99,415$880,771,172$8,860
Top 17%81%105,628$894,741,174$8,471
Top 18%82%111,842$907,598,740$8,115
Top 19%83%118,055$919,488,500$7,789
Top 20%84%124,269$930,498,506$7,488
Remaining 80% of recips.16%497,077$178,317,854$359
 

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