Conservation payments in North Carolina totaled $343 million from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 60 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%20%333$68,903,906$206,919
Top 2%29%666$97,936,089$147,051
Top 3%35%999$119,701,048$119,821
Top 4%40%1,332$137,300,590$103,079
Top 5%44%1,666$152,345,083$91,444
Top 6%48%1,999$165,507,737$82,795
Top 7%52%2,332$177,212,349$75,992
Top 8%55%2,665$187,740,248$70,447
Top 9%58%2,999$197,308,095$65,791
Top 10%60%3,332$206,007,169$61,827
Top 11%62%3,665$213,929,544$58,371
Top 12%64%3,998$221,237,314$55,337
Top 13%66%4,332$228,015,150$52,635
Top 14%68%4,665$234,294,231$50,224
Top 15%70%4,998$240,167,532$48,053
Top 16%72%5,331$245,644,695$46,079
Top 17%73%5,665$250,797,273$44,271
Top 18%75%5,998$255,673,468$42,626
Top 19%76%6,331$260,245,395$41,107
Top 20%77%6,664$264,542,588$39,697
Remaining 80% of recips.23%26,660$78,594,560$2,948

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

 

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