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Cotton Subsidies** in the United States totaled $32.9 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $211,636,988
1996 $807,484,252
1997 $744,710,475
1998 $1,317,974,839
1999 $1,944,900,027
2000 $2,067,504,066
2001 $3,332,602,474
2002 $1,950,393,714
2003 $2,550,958,586
2004 $2,229,214,063
2005 $3,696,295,927
2006 $2,979,753,309
2007 $2,541,484,197
2008 $1,582,403,328
2009 $2,213,782,337
2010 $828,339,995
2011 $1,311,673,254
2012 $560,924,418

1995-2012$32,872,036,249
  • Deficiency Payments
  • Direct Payments (2003-2008) and Production Flexibility Contracts (1996-2002)
  • Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies
  • Price Support Payments (Loan Deficiency, Marketing Loan Gains, and Certificates)
  • Counter-Cyclical Programs
  • Market Loss Assistance
  • Other Cotton Programs

Programs included in cotton subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$7,412,639,254
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Cotton$4,892,694,935
Commodity Certificates - Coop Cotton$4,831,922,174
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$4,031,013,323
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$3,823,191,503
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$2,565,054,137
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Cotton $1,000,202,950
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$2,064,677,514
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$1,433,058,129
Market Gains Warehouse - Upland Cotton$369,941,231
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$97,791,215
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$38,846,193
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Upland Cotton$-3,709
Direct Payment Violation - Upland Cotton$-11,464
Advance Deficiency - Els Cotton$-40,983
Loan Def. Refund - Upland Cotton$-62,071
Denied Market Gain - Upland Cotton$-117,321
Prod. Flex. Refund - Upland Cotton$-308,154
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-394,720
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-536,980
Deficiency - Elscotton$-3,837,459
Deficiency - Upcotton$-176,443,306