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Corn Subsidies** in the United States totaled $84.4 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $2,934,905,729
1996 $2,119,059,177
1997 $2,906,300,158
1998 $5,064,623,703
1999 $7,567,377,481
2000 $8,058,490,168
2001 $5,982,553,435
2002 $2,498,438,680
2003 $3,439,944,865
2004 $5,308,631,480
2005 $10,138,944,101
2006 $5,796,967,433
2007 $3,805,912,131
2008 $4,194,188,347
2009 ** $3,778,965,048
2010 ** $3,495,343,298
2011 ** $4,633,991,852
2012 ** $2,702,462,268

1995-2010**$92,478,160,478
  • 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 Corn Programs

Programs included in corn subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Corn$18,957,181,394
Production Flexibility - Corn$16,292,963,413
Loan Deficiency - Corn$13,506,497,735
Direct Payment - Corn$12,935,108,745
Market Loss Assistance - Corn$8,549,516,887
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Corn $3,417,069,271
Counter Cyclical Payment - Corn$5,390,562,845
Market Gains Farm - Corn$1,466,288,082
Advance Deficiency - Corn$931,928,888
Deficiency - Corn$917,077,300
Commodity Certificates - Corn$174,194,337
Market Gains Warehouse - Corn$148,000,777
Farm Storage - Corn$13,833,964
Warehouse Storage - Corn$5,108,043
Denied Market Gain - Corn$-1,272
Diversion - Corn$-10,346
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Corn$-26,272
Direct Payment Violation - Corn$-134,090
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-645,639
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-778,136
Prod. Flex. Refund - Corn$-1,991,992
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-8,647,615
** 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.