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Cotton Subsidies** in Arkansas totaled $2.1 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $16,518,517
1996 $53,856,000
1997 $49,730,794
1998 $94,089,401
1999 $142,848,179
2000 $145,089,949
2001 $213,484,978
2002 $97,350,259
2003 $151,993,990
2004 $147,608,992
2005 $202,315,703
2006 $176,714,120
2007 $177,431,278
2008 $99,414,415
2009 ** $185,812,811
2010 ** $45,429,337
2011 ** $52,259,789
2012 ** $9,687,596

1995-2010**$2,188,369,353
  • 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 Cotton Programs

Programs included in cotton subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$511,479,123
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$274,233,348
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$249,936,160
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$247,815,422
Commodity Certificates - Coop Cotton$166,439,071
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Cotton$164,715,068
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$140,779,407
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$139,566,201
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Cotton $74,473,455
Market Gains Warehouse - Upland Cotton$52,718,336
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$7,530,683
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$7,179,698
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-32,107
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-50,587
Deficiency - Upcotton$-13,850,529
** 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.