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Cotton Subsidies** in Florida totaled $216 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $1,419,394
1996 $5,624,104
1997 $4,975,542
1998 $9,576,778
1999 $13,391,103
2000 $14,661,420
2001 $16,583,290
2002 $11,280,224
2003 $19,788,853
2004 $13,674,621
2005 $18,217,311
2006 $18,746,537
2007 $13,992,181
2008 $12,433,759
2009 ** $16,507,347
2010 ** $7,949,058
2011 ** $11,585,533
2012 ** $5,226,096

1995-2010**$235,125,367
  • 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
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Cotton$54,724,431
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$53,420,896
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$29,253,290
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$25,277,936
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$24,457,375
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Cotton $7,904,508
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$12,644,091
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$2,152,057
Market Gains Warehouse - Upland Cotton$2,054,938
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$300,299
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$81,822
Prod. Flex. Refund - Upland Cotton$-7,872
Deficiency - Upcotton$-650,956
** 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.