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Wheat Subsidies** in Colorado totaled $1.4 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $29,305,858
1996 $67,126,765
1997 $60,593,194
1998 $115,037,838
1999 $156,941,175
2000 $125,215,527
2001 $96,590,828
2002 $48,705,329
2003 $71,253,034
2004 $62,785,457
2005 $64,228,950
2006 $62,397,376
2007 $73,058,974
2008 $79,479,587
2009 ** $106,732,012
2010 ** $73,958,474
2011 ** $85,048,066
2012 ** $57,300,389

1995-2010**$1,593,116,099
  • 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 Wheat Programs

Programs included in wheat subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Wheat$445,590,024
Production Flexibility - Wheat$354,313,969
Direct Payment - Wheat$254,536,359
Market Loss Assistance - Wheat$178,278,335
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Wheat $72,309,050
Loan Deficiency - Wheat$80,022,198
Advance Deficiency - Wheat$23,399,807
Market Gains Farm - Wheat$4,895,130
Hard Winter Wheat Incentive Payment$2,454,868
Market Gains Warehouse - Wheat$1,171,342
Commodity Certificates - Wheat$101,521
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Wheat$11,663
Counter Cyclical Payment - Wheat$7,808
Prod. Flex. Refund - Wheat$-3,387
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-6,622
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-103,054
Deficiency - Wheat$-19,148,701
** 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.