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Corn Subsidies** in California totaled $305 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $6,695,009
1996 $8,664,936
1997 $10,897,826
1998 $20,888,040
1999 $29,672,706
2000 $32,991,377
2001 $30,980,114
2002 $11,537,755
2003 $16,639,491
2004 $18,083,154
2005 $36,610,104
2006 $29,388,466
2007 $10,383,377
2008 $10,190,158
2009 ** $9,883,760
2010 ** $9,625,869
2011 ** $9,513,275
2012 ** $2,176,512

1995-2010**$328,214,788
  • 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 Corn Programs

Programs included in corn subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Loan Deficiency - Corn$88,807,556
Direct Payment - Corn$60,041,849
Production Flexibility - Corn$55,725,222
Market Loss Assistance - Corn$28,040,191
Counter Cyclical Payment - Corn$26,987,633
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Corn $13,879,571
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Corn$17,961,392
Deficiency - Corn$3,209,666
Advance Deficiency - Corn$1,988,457
Commodity Certificates - Corn$477,393
Market Gains Farm - Corn$99,288
Market Gains Warehouse - Corn$51,216
Prod. Flex. Refund - Corn$-9,022
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-10,177
** 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.