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Sorghum Subsidies** in the United States totaled $6.6 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $260,043,587
1996 $279,936,310
1997 $299,235,587
1998 $515,805,880
1999 $704,265,596
2000 $663,236,382
2001 $497,496,329
2002 $240,053,029
2003 $267,174,172
2004 $369,619,359
2005 $541,985,729
2006 $397,742,333
2007 $283,077,163
2008 $314,269,776
2009 $251,848,987
2010 $246,343,050
2011 $290,247,205
2012 $141,933,892

1995-2012$6,564,314,365
  • 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 Sorghum Programs

Programs included in sorghum subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Sorghum$1,734,952,464
Direct Payment - Sorghum$1,208,282,262
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$1,132,633,913
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$929,335,255
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $320,560,273
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$570,118,725
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$314,707,543
Deficiency - Sorghum$94,292,227
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$83,908,953
Market Gains Farm - Sorghum$9,142,533
Market Gains Warehouse - Sorghum$5,638,974
Commodity Certificates - Sorghum$2,832,264
Warehouse Storage - Sorghum$334,151
Farm Storage - Sorghum$250,094
Loan Def. Refund - Sorghum$-811
Direct Payment Violation - Sorghum$-1,417
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Sorghum$-3,840
Loan Def. Refund - Sorghum$-16,247
Prod. Flex. Refund - Sorghum$-80,817
Loan Def. Refund - Sorghum$-499,107