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Cotton Subsidies** in California totaled $3.0 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $12,394,689
1996 $76,209,735
1997 $69,718,183
1998 $122,188,863
1999 $166,265,412
2000 $212,112,644
2001 $400,531,209
2002 $248,383,140
2003 $224,410,151
2004 $202,899,262
2005 $368,297,187
2006 $251,098,217
2007 $257,257,155
2008 $123,112,066
2009 $198,089,046
2010 $52,519,183
2011 $50,204,280
2012 $7,884,414

1995-2012$3,043,574,975
  • 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 Cotton Programs

Programs included in cotton subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Commodity Certificates - Coop Cotton$848,175,911
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$656,714,738
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$435,620,310
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$342,011,240
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$217,610,123
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Cotton $86,960,591
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$134,568,064
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$123,358,292
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Cotton$112,900,909
Market Gains Warehouse - Upland Cotton$42,249,798
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$13,086,973
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$11,527,696
Prod. Flex. Refund - Upland Cotton$-39,082
Deficiency - Elscotton$-135,201
Deficiency - Upcotton$-22,894,088