Conservation payments in South Dakota totaled $2.0 billion 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%15%443$310,438,608$700,764
Top 2%23%887$474,633,189$535,099
Top 3%30%1,331$603,574,438$453,474
Top 4%35%1,775$711,691,048$400,953
Top 5%40%2,219$804,902,738$362,732
Top 6%44%2,663$887,080,881$333,113
Top 7%47%3,107$960,765,466$309,226
Top 8%51%3,551$1,027,699,955$289,411
Top 9%54%3,995$1,088,557,429$272,480
Top 10%57%4,438$1,144,521,590$257,891
Top 11%59%4,882$1,196,330,239$245,049
Top 12%61%5,326$1,244,065,068$233,583
Top 13%64%5,770$1,288,681,043$223,342
Top 14%66%6,214$1,330,319,486$214,084
Top 15%68%6,658$1,369,006,518$205,618
Top 16%69%7,102$1,405,094,410$197,845
Top 17%71%7,546$1,438,997,419$190,697
Top 18%73%7,990$1,470,864,556$184,088
Top 19%74%8,433$1,500,753,239$177,962
Top 20%75%8,877$1,528,811,597$172,222
Remaining 80% of recips.25%35,512$497,023,741$13,996

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

 

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