Conservation payments in Illinois totaled $2.7 billion from 1995-2017.

From 1995 to 2017, 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 1995-2017 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%17%1,058$455,524,943$430,553
Top 2%25%2,116$694,568,704$328,246
Top 3%32%3,175$875,494,724$275,746
Top 4%37%4,233$1,021,193,105$241,246
Top 5%42%5,291$1,144,658,521$216,341
Top 6%46%6,350$1,252,636,715$197,266
Top 7%49%7,408$1,348,208,255$181,994
Top 8%52%8,467$1,434,064,761$169,371
Top 9%55%9,525$1,512,125,662$158,753
Top 10%58%10,583$1,583,340,455$149,612
Top 11%60%11,642$1,648,562,621$141,605
Top 12%62%12,700$1,708,611,990$134,536
Top 13%64%13,758$1,764,024,989$128,218
Top 14%66%14,817$1,815,685,013$122,541
Top 15%68%15,875$1,863,802,554$117,405
Top 16%70%16,934$1,908,826,450$112,722
Top 17%71%17,992$1,950,969,657$108,435
Top 18%73%19,050$1,990,488,473$104,488
Top 19%74%20,109$2,027,741,772$100,838
Top 20%75%21,167$2,062,794,865$97,453
Remaining 80% of recips.25%84,671$680,136,048$8,033
 

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