Conservation payments in Polk County, Iowa totaled $18.8 million from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 57 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%13%6$2,394,700$399,117
Top 2%21%13$3,979,692$306,130
Top 3%28%20$5,232,688$261,634
Top 4%33%27$6,281,790$232,659
Top 5%39%34$7,230,349$212,657
Top 6%42%40$7,961,075$199,027
Top 7%47%47$8,726,304$185,666
Top 8%50%54$9,416,141$174,373
Top 9%54%61$10,059,763$164,914
Top 10%57%68$10,665,191$156,841
Top 11%60%75$11,200,576$149,341
Top 12%62%81$11,610,307$143,337
Top 13%64%88$12,033,412$136,743
Top 14%66%95$12,419,465$130,731
Top 15%68%102$12,773,413$125,230
Top 16%70%109$13,103,850$120,219
Top 17%71%116$13,405,467$115,564
Top 18%73%122$13,642,792$111,826
Top 19%74%129$13,899,051$107,745
Top 20%75%136$14,133,772$103,925
Remaining 80% of recips.25%547$4,625,719$8,457

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

 

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