Commodity subsidies in California totaled $8.2 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of commodity payment recipients were paid 72 percent of commodity payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%25%465$2,009,943,926$4,322,460
Top 2%35%931$2,879,191,629$3,092,580
Top 3%43%1,397$3,492,468,280$2,499,977
Top 4%49%1,863$3,994,114,655$2,143,916
Top 5%54%2,329$4,422,246,280$1,898,775
Top 6%59%2,795$4,794,687,105$1,715,452
Top 7%63%3,261$5,119,900,243$1,570,040
Top 8%66%3,727$5,405,266,521$1,450,300
Top 9%69%4,192$5,657,582,458$1,349,614
Top 10%72%4,658$5,882,538,218$1,262,889
Top 11%75%5,124$6,082,161,733$1,186,995
Top 12%77%5,590$6,261,188,161$1,120,069
Top 13%79%6,056$6,421,158,163$1,060,297
Top 14%80%6,522$6,564,290,120$1,006,484
Top 15%82%6,988$6,693,603,732$957,871
Top 16%84%7,454$6,810,698,472$913,697
Top 17%85%7,919$6,916,694,123$873,430
Top 18%86%8,385$7,012,938,087$836,367
Top 19%87%8,851$7,101,127,956$802,297
Top 20%88%9,317$7,181,447,343$770,790
Remaining 80% of recips.12%37,271$975,390,064$26,170

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

 

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