Conservation payments in Colorado totaled $2.0 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 62 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%15%291$311,777,789$1,071,401
Top 2%25%583$508,198,285$871,695
Top 3%33%874$658,667,137$753,624
Top 4%39%1,166$783,001,641$671,528
Top 5%44%1,457$887,081,818$608,841
Top 6%48%1,749$977,711,563$559,012
Top 7%52%2,040$1,057,398,026$518,332
Top 8%56%2,332$1,127,745,598$483,596
Top 9%59%2,624$1,190,565,634$453,722
Top 10%62%2,915$1,247,091,586$427,819
Top 11%64%3,207$1,298,541,406$404,908
Top 12%67%3,498$1,345,209,112$384,565
Top 13%69%3,790$1,388,349,849$366,319
Top 14%71%4,081$1,427,746,687$349,852
Top 15%72%4,373$1,463,921,957$334,764
Top 16%74%4,664$1,497,124,483$320,996
Top 17%76%4,956$1,528,034,402$308,320
Top 18%77%5,248$1,556,769,536$296,641
Top 19%78%5,539$1,583,543,302$285,890
Top 20%80%5,831$1,608,748,229$275,896
Remaining 80% of recips.20%23,325$411,325,889$17,635

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

 

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