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Flax Subsidies** in the United States totaled $104 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $324,182
1996 $152,014
1997 $245,191
1998 $2,093,252
1999 $9,173,392
2000 $24,374,923
2001 $17,349,480
2002 $3,496,148
2003 $4,182,370
2004 $3,895,431
2005 $5,253,075
2006 $6,226,822
2007 $3,024,046
2008 $5,744,477
2009 ** $5,441,034
2010 ** $4,912,372
2011 ** $3,100,872
2012 ** $4,865,278

1995-2010**$108,286,694
  • 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 Flax Programs

Programs included in flax subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Flax$47,104,980
Loan Deficiency - Flax$44,498,619
Direct Payment - Flax$5,709,188
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Flax $1,331,333
Oilseed Program - Flax$3,303,361
Market Gains Farm - Flax$880,844
Commodity Certificates - Flax$451,951
Market Gains Warehouse - Flax$82,085
Loan Def. Refund - Flax$-2,221
Loan Def. Refund - Flax$-14,013
Loan Def. Refund - Flax$-164,973
** 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.