Conservation payments in Illinois totaled $3.1 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 58 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%17%1,120$515,542,074$460,305
Top 2%26%2,240$790,060,389$352,706
Top 3%32%3,361$996,727,387$296,557
Top 4%38%4,481$1,163,513,464$259,655
Top 5%42%5,602$1,305,067,860$232,965
Top 6%46%6,722$1,427,931,100$212,427
Top 7%50%7,843$1,536,639,006$195,925
Top 8%53%8,963$1,634,046,599$182,310
Top 9%56%10,084$1,722,572,731$170,822
Top 10%58%11,204$1,803,311,246$160,952
Top 11%61%12,325$1,877,217,303$152,310
Top 12%63%13,445$1,945,146,790$144,674
Top 13%65%14,565$2,007,865,334$137,856
Top 14%67%15,686$2,066,009,263$131,710
Top 15%69%16,806$2,120,186,499$126,157
Top 16%70%17,927$2,170,877,579$121,095
Top 17%72%19,047$2,218,296,380$116,464
Top 18%73%20,168$2,262,765,885$112,196
Top 19%75%21,288$2,304,481,007$108,253
Top 20%76%22,409$2,343,939,984$104,598
Remaining 80% of recips.24%89,637$749,039,138$8,356

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

 

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