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Safflower Subsidies** in the United States totaled $26.0 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $418,076
1996 $344,336
1997 $242,929
1998 $423,937
1999 $755,482
2000 $2,432,613
2001 $3,561,478
2002 $2,407,664
2003 $2,006,976
2004 $1,079,275
2005 $1,061,889
2006 $1,247,099
2007 $1,164,207
2008 $1,808,656
2009 ** $2,063,156
2010 ** $1,595,685
2011 ** $1,644,804
2012 ** $1,743,964

1995-2010**$28,439,342
  • 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 Safflower Programs

Programs included in safflower subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Safflower$13,744,131
Oilseed Program - Safflower$5,157,070
Direct Payment - Safflower$3,675,084
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Safflower $791,905
Loan Deficiency - Safflower$2,233,380
Loan Def. Refund - Safflower$-1,038
** 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.