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Sunflower Subsidies** in the United States totaled $1.0 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $9,419,806
1996 $7,322,627
1997 $9,746,830
1998 $17,520,847
1999 $126,720,449
2000 $163,249,089
2001 $121,601,203
2002 $22,298,553
2003 $45,218,006
2004 $32,570,664
2005 $43,801,466
2006 $42,600,497
2007 $39,085,498
2008 $84,013,201
2009 ** $53,255,485
2010 ** $61,919,160
2011 ** $76,598,330
2012 ** $50,877,639

1995-2010**$1,105,772,433
  • 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 Sunflower Programs

Programs included in sunflower subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sunflowers$488,416,846
Loan Deficiency - Sunflower$324,151,540
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sunflower $21,354,752
Direct Payment - Sunflower$91,587,226
Oilseed Program - Sunflower$42,523,280
Market Gains Farm - Sunflower$20,860,411
Commodity Certificates - Sunflower$5,022,335
Loan Deficiency - Sunflower Seed$2,767,346
Market Gains Warehouse - Sunflower$1,267,566
Commodity Certificates - Sunflower Seed$235,509
Direct Payment Violation - Sunflower$-514
Loan Def. Refund - Sunflower$-22,622
Loan Def. Refund - Sunflower$-101,523
Loan Def. Refund - Sunflower$-1,079,360
** 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.