Conservation payments in South Dakota totaled $1.8 billion from 1995-2017.

From 1995 to 2017, 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 1995-2017 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%15%425$280,318,417$659,573
Top 2%24%851$426,534,319$501,215
Top 3%30%1,277$540,364,108$423,151
Top 4%35%1,703$635,409,926$373,112
Top 5%40%2,129$717,201,176$336,872
Top 6%44%2,555$789,695,195$309,078
Top 7%47%2,981$854,984,477$286,811
Top 8%50%3,407$913,940,318$268,254
Top 9%53%3,833$967,775,146$252,485
Top 10%56%4,259$1,017,188,985$238,833
Top 11%59%4,685$1,062,688,006$226,828
Top 12%61%5,111$1,105,009,558$216,202
Top 13%63%5,537$1,144,423,222$206,687
Top 14%65%5,963$1,181,268,162$198,100
Top 15%67%6,389$1,215,777,698$190,292
Top 16%69%6,815$1,248,116,826$183,143
Top 17%71%7,241$1,278,551,371$176,571
Top 18%72%7,667$1,307,068,379$170,480
Top 19%74%8,093$1,333,805,785$164,810
Top 20%75%8,519$1,358,979,795$159,523
Remaining 80% of recips.25%34,079$454,083,557$13,324
 

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