Commodity subsidies in South Dakota totaled $7.7 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of commodity payment recipients were paid 66 percent of commodity payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%17%815$1,345,113,170$1,650,446
Top 2%27%1,630$2,107,528,477$1,292,962
Top 3%35%2,445$2,700,939,114$1,104,679
Top 4%41%3,261$3,193,552,056$979,317
Top 5%47%4,076$3,614,684,759$886,822
Top 6%52%4,891$3,983,161,458$814,386
Top 7%56%5,707$4,307,537,151$754,781
Top 8%60%6,522$4,596,859,653$704,824
Top 9%63%7,337$4,857,355,317$662,036
Top 10%66%8,153$5,093,841,838$624,781
Top 11%69%8,968$5,307,552,188$591,832
Top 12%71%9,783$5,501,238,667$562,326
Top 13%74%10,599$5,677,608,343$535,674
Top 14%76%11,414$5,837,907,355$511,469
Top 15%77%12,229$5,983,949,210$489,324
Top 16%79%13,045$6,117,509,718$468,954
Top 17%81%13,860$6,238,967,211$450,142
Top 18%82%14,675$6,349,936,195$432,704
Top 19%84%15,491$6,451,831,667$416,489
Top 20%85%16,306$6,545,171,341$401,397
Remaining 80% of recips.15%65,227$1,178,883,282$18,074

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

 

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