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Barley Subsidies** in the United States totaled $2.7 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $88,978,225
1996 $130,368,220
1997 $125,808,402
1998 $273,792,267
1999 $272,483,083
2000 $299,426,677
2001 $214,568,387
2002 $98,095,122
2003 $102,725,721
2004 $186,431,585
2005 $192,060,448
2006 $149,534,029
2007 $100,632,253
2008 $123,384,222
2009 ** $100,278,569
2010 ** $86,667,218
2011 ** $105,634,380
2012 ** $51,815,935

1995-2010**$2,938,348,293
  • Deficiency Payments
  • Direct Payments (2003-2008) and Production Flexibility Contracts (1996-2002)
  • Estimated Direct Payments** (2009-2012)
  • Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies
  • Price Support Payments (Loan Deficiency, Marketing Loan Gains, and Certificates)
  • Counter-Cyclical Programs
  • Market Loss Assistance
  • Other Barley Programs

Programs included in barley subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Barley$744,236,416
Direct Payment - Barley$499,502,084
Market Loss Assistance - Barley$384,746,518
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Barley$382,014,228
Loan Deficiency - Barley$338,100,082
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Barley $130,029,170
Counter Cyclical Payment - Barley$98,348,850
Advance Deficiency - Barley$58,205,696
Market Gains Farm - Barley$14,033,657
Farm Storage - Barley$1,119,885
Market Gains Warehouse - Barley$1,054,443
Commodity Certificates - Barley$1,012,286
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Barley$834,697
Warehouse Storage - Barley$9,530
Barley Assessment Deficiency$2,731
Direct Payment Violation - Barley$-2,599
Loan Def. Refund - Barley$-3,023
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Barley$-5,327
Loan Def. Refund - Barley$-86,126
Prod. Flex. Refund - Barley$-103,359
Loan Def. Refund - Barley$-995,624
Deficiency - Barley$-15,353,273
** Crop totals are an estimate. In the data received by EWG for 2009-2011, USDA does not differentiate Direct Payments or Counter-Cyclical Payments by crop as in previous years. EWG allocated the region's Direct Payments by crop for the 2009-2011 calendar year using the proportion of that crop's Direct Payments in 2008. Number of recipients receiving Direct Payments for that crop were not estimated. Due to the way Counter Cyclical Payments are made - EWG was not able to allocate Counter Cyclical Payments to crops. Also included in the crop totals are the crop insurance premiums as reported by the USDA Risk Management Agency for that crop. The crop insurance premium is the amount of money that is calculated by USDA to make the program actuarially sound. Crop insurance premium subsidies are available at the county, state and national level.