Conservation payments in Virginia totaled $248 million 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%17%192$41,038,565$213,743
Top 2%25%385$62,706,006$162,873
Top 3%32%578$78,381,075$135,607
Top 4%37%770$91,013,974$118,200
Top 5%41%963$101,748,579$105,658
Top 6%45%1,156$111,237,552$96,226
Top 7%48%1,348$119,626,605$88,744
Top 8%51%1,541$127,238,137$82,569
Top 9%54%1,734$134,209,502$77,399
Top 10%57%1,926$140,589,714$72,996
Top 11%59%2,119$146,486,830$69,130
Top 12%61%2,312$151,964,718$65,729
Top 13%63%2,504$157,042,134$62,717
Top 14%65%2,697$161,815,603$59,998
Top 15%67%2,890$166,265,734$57,531
Top 16%69%3,082$170,424,371$55,297
Top 17%70%3,275$174,366,027$53,242
Top 18%72%3,468$178,079,692$51,349
Top 19%73%3,660$181,554,050$49,605
Top 20%75%3,853$184,840,658$47,973
Remaining 80% of recips.25%15,415$62,717,019$4,069

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

 

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