USDA subsidies in the United States totaled $17.0 billion in 2006

In 2006, the top 10 percent of recipients were paid 62 percent of all USDA subsidies.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 2006 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%20%14,818$2,905,703,522$196,093
Top 2%29%29,636$4,170,615,598$140,728
Top 3%36%44,455$5,118,976,819$115,150
Top 4%41%59,273$5,897,118,971$99,491
Top 5%46%74,092$6,566,349,889$88,624
Top 6%50%88,910$7,153,726,551$80,460
Top 7%53%103,729$7,674,015,441$73,981
Top 8%57%118,547$8,139,367,938$68,659
Top 9%60%133,366$8,559,321,535$64,179
Top 10%62%148,184$8,940,278,846$60,332
Top 11%65%163,003$9,288,051,385$56,981
Top 12%67%177,821$9,607,373,685$54,028
Top 13%69%192,640$9,900,900,254$51,396
Top 14%71%207,458$10,171,221,323$49,028
Top 15%73%222,277$10,420,770,211$46,882
Top 16%74%237,095$10,651,977,639$44,927
Top 17%76%251,914$10,866,556,895$43,136
Top 18%77%266,732$11,066,231,113$41,488
Top 19%78%281,551$11,252,225,551$39,965
Top 20%80%296,369$11,425,893,553$38,553
Remaining 80% of recips.20%1,185,479$2,927,316,008$2,469

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

 

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