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Rice Subsidies** in the United States totaled $13.3 billion from 1995-2012.

USDA has not provided recipient detail for rice cooperatives.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $841,320,533
1996 $653,827,842
1997 $463,473,496
1998 $746,895,264
1999 $1,139,751,480
2000 $1,537,222,718
2001 $1,404,287,116
2002 $1,163,422,710
2003 $1,486,858,873
2004 $661,501,871
2005 $548,325,518
2006 $545,151,113
2007 $485,935,959
2008 $439,773,496
2009 ** $394,387,845
2010 ** $401,628,223
2011 ** $388,872,350
2012 ** $38,574,278

1995-2010**$14,421,768,026
  • 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 Rice Programs

Programs included in rice subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Rice$2,953,294,339
Direct Payment - Rice$2,638,859,487
Market Loss Assistance - Rice$1,562,421,735
Loan Deficiency - Rice$1,399,643,149
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Rice $691,684,080
Commodity Certificates - Rice$945,135,871
Deficiency - Rice$662,753,329
Counter Cyclical Payment - Rice$596,784,247
Market Gains Warehouse - Rice$459,479,218
Market Gains Farm - Rice$419,864,617
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Rice$363,045,558
Advance Deficiency - Rice$296,372,225
Loan Deficiency - Special Rice$5,286,262
Rice Marketing Expense Payments$-3,802
Loan Def. Refund - Rice$-7,012
Denied Market Gain - Rice$-17,677
Denied Market Gain - Rice$-113,908
Prod. Flex. Refund - Rice$-418,066
Loan Def. Refund - Rice$-715,559
Loan Def. Refund - Rice$-3,134,026
** 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.