Conservation payments in Watauga County, North Carolina totaled $348,015 from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of conservation payment recipients were paid 55 percent of conservation payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%9%2$32,840$16,420
Top 2%19%5$66,359$13,272
Top 3%27%8$95,162$11,895
Top 4%32%10$111,994$11,199
Top 5%38%13$133,354$10,258
Top 6%43%16$150,710$9,419
Top 7%46%18$160,866$8,937
Top 8%50%21$173,876$8,280
Top 9%53%24$185,270$7,720
Top 10%55%26$192,250$7,394
Top 11%58%29$202,338$6,977
Top 12%61%32$211,923$6,623
Top 13%63%34$218,038$6,413
Top 14%65%37$226,647$6,126
Top 15%67%40$234,000$5,850
Top 16%69%43$240,970$5,604
Top 17%70%45$245,114$5,447
Top 18%72%48$250,709$5,223
Top 19%73%51$255,655$5,013
Top 20%74%53$258,597$4,879
Remaining 80% of recips.26%216$89,418$414

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

 

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