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Soybean Subsidies** in the United States totaled $27.8 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $136,324,759
1996 $156,661,674
1997 $143,486,520
1998 $629,938,148
1999 $2,709,659,490
2000 $3,234,051,887
2001 $4,602,195,837
2002 $954,541,362
2003 $1,493,547,870
2004 $1,449,036,750
2005 $1,079,888,887
2006 $1,228,029,965
2007 $1,183,622,574
2008 $2,048,182,446
2009 ** $1,672,746,822
2010 ** $1,554,841,229
2011 ** $2,083,443,764
2012 ** $1,469,484,005

1995-2010**$30,870,057,247
  • 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 Soybean Programs

Programs included in soybean subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Soybeans$10,989,046,690
Loan Deficiency - Soybeans$8,795,290,192
Direct Payment - Soybeans$4,134,521,436
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Soybean $956,929,495
Oilseed Program - Soybean$1,314,513,267
Market Gains Farm - Soybeans$927,915,518
Market Gains Warehouse - Soybeans$190,948,721
Commodity Certificates - Soybeans$53,150,099
Counter Cyclical Payment - Soybeans$1,542,704
Denied Market Gain - Soybean$-2,632
Direct Payment Violation - Soybeans$-67,764
Loan Def. Refund - Soybean$-523,354
Loan Def. Refund - Soybean$-902,076
Loan Def. Refund - Soybean$-18,276,256
** 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.