Conservation payments in Illinois NRCS totaled $106 million from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 69 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%30%54$31,471,531$582,806
Top 2%38%109$39,875,345$365,829
Top 3%44%164$46,805,175$285,397
Top 4%49%219$52,544,563$239,930
Top 5%54%273$57,371,241$210,151
Top 6%58%328$61,686,860$188,070
Top 7%62%383$65,327,548$170,568
Top 8%64%438$68,433,186$156,240
Top 9%67%492$71,030,897$144,372
Top 10%69%547$73,365,069$134,123
Top 11%71%602$75,427,942$125,296
Top 12%73%657$77,306,527$117,666
Top 13%74%711$78,996,443$111,106
Top 14%76%766$80,563,555$105,174
Top 15%77%821$81,990,816$99,867
Top 16%78%876$83,303,522$95,095
Top 17%80%930$84,501,827$90,862
Top 18%81%985$85,647,948$86,952
Top 19%82%1,040$86,704,682$83,370
Top 20%83%1,095$87,693,540$80,085
Remaining 80% of recips.17%4,381$18,519,252$4,227

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

 

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