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Sorghum Subsidies** in Arkansas totaled $163 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $5,249,454
1996 $8,150,210
1997 $10,397,090
1998 $16,014,658
1999 $19,596,426
2000 $20,235,836
2001 $15,379,478
2002 $7,304,549
2003 $4,358,389
2004 $6,592,219
2005 $10,160,821
2006 $8,155,727
2007 $6,412,810
2008 $5,789,078
2009 ** $4,872,318
2010 ** $5,089,159
2011 ** $6,669,481
2012 ** $2,737,817

1995-2010**$178,579,488
  • 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 Sorghum Programs

Programs included in sorghum subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Sorghum$56,447,865
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$30,523,716
Direct Payment - Sorghum$30,038,471
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $8,744,386
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$14,898,516
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$7,971,422
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$6,436,978
Deficiency - Sorghum$2,027,916
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$1,457,909
Market Gains Farm - Sorghum$78,151
Prod. Flex. Refund - Sorghum$-577
Loan Def. Refund - Sorghum$-5,186
** 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.