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Wheat Subsidies** in the United States totaled $35.5 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $721,139,349
1996 $1,826,811,565
1997 $1,562,559,306
1998 $2,890,219,302
1999 $3,910,306,384
2000 $3,826,010,280
2001 $2,722,715,464
2002 $1,222,322,523
2003 $1,684,147,926
2004 $1,540,924,302
2005 $1,461,278,290
2006 $1,464,803,821
2007 $1,618,339,733
2008 $2,045,696,617
2009 $2,127,034,045
2010 $1,731,633,184
2011 $2,039,556,843
2012 $1,109,821,903

1995-2012$35,505,320,839
  • 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 Wheat Programs

Programs included in wheat subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Wheat$9,632,996,568
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Wheat$8,249,371,724
Direct Payment - Wheat$6,975,985,473
Market Loss Assistance - Wheat$4,855,451,427
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Wheat $1,857,594,665
Loan Deficiency - Wheat$2,662,245,016
Advance Deficiency - Wheat$604,649,083
Market Gains Farm - Wheat$119,365,663
Market Gains Warehouse - Wheat$56,496,019
Karnal Bunt - Compensation$35,448,878
Hard Winter Wheat Incentive Payment$17,321,674
Commodity Certificates - Wheat$15,662,317
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Wheat$9,779,376
Durum Wheat Quality Program$2,800,435
Karnal Bunt - Eradication$1,020,420
Counter Cyclical Payment - Wheat$551,042
Deficiency - Winter Wheat$-1,317
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Wheat$-25,134
Direct Payment Violation - Wheat$-51,687
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-62,709
Farm Storage - Wheat$-139,788
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-362,181
Prod. Flex. Refund - Wheat$-869,424
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-3,864,477
Deficiency - Wheat$-501,203,785