Conservation payments in Massachusetts totaled $28.9 million from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 56 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%18%18$5,208,438$289,358
Top 2%27%37$7,910,912$213,808
Top 3%33%56$9,617,280$171,737
Top 4%38%75$10,992,202$146,563
Top 5%42%94$12,184,233$129,620
Top 6%46%113$13,190,851$116,733
Top 7%49%131$14,040,863$107,182
Top 8%51%150$14,854,666$99,031
Top 9%54%169$15,603,373$92,328
Top 10%56%188$16,287,939$86,638
Top 11%59%207$16,923,925$81,758
Top 12%61%226$17,518,967$77,518
Top 13%62%244$18,054,488$73,994
Top 14%64%263$18,597,632$70,713
Top 15%66%282$19,093,596$67,708
Top 16%68%301$19,558,486$64,978
Top 17%69%320$19,999,681$62,499
Top 18%71%339$20,419,201$60,234
Top 19%72%357$20,796,017$58,252
Top 20%73%376$21,174,625$56,315
Remaining 80% of recips.27%1,508$7,754,251$5,142

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

 

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