Conservation payments in California totaled $496 million from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 59 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%21%139$102,092,861$734,481
Top 2%29%278$143,011,513$514,430
Top 3%35%417$173,153,773$415,237
Top 4%40%556$197,531,416$355,272
Top 5%44%695$217,940,956$313,584
Top 6%48%834$235,739,677$282,661
Top 7%51%973$251,685,689$258,670
Top 8%54%1,112$266,053,917$239,257
Top 9%56%1,251$279,180,339$223,166
Top 10%59%1,391$291,265,301$209,393
Top 11%61%1,530$302,290,309$197,575
Top 12%63%1,669$312,619,210$187,309
Top 13%65%1,808$322,251,840$178,237
Top 14%67%1,947$331,264,889$170,141
Top 15%69%2,086$339,700,332$162,848
Top 16%70%2,225$347,646,680$156,246
Top 17%72%2,364$355,054,507$150,192
Top 18%73%2,503$361,979,242$144,618
Top 19%74%2,643$368,583,305$139,456
Top 20%76%2,782$374,743,127$134,703
Remaining 80% of recips.24%11,129$120,900,393$10,864

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

 

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