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Wheat Subsidies** in Illinois totaled $717 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $11,424,398
1996 $46,509,965
1997 $37,364,613
1998 $68,950,272
1999 $95,983,928
2000 $88,346,491
2001 $69,830,022
2002 $26,510,673
2003 $27,010,002
2004 $27,550,780
2005 $26,707,769
2006 $27,970,317
2007 $29,963,126
2008 $34,227,871
2009 ** $30,086,033
2010 ** $25,025,160
2011 ** $31,137,710
2012 ** $12,786,137

1995-2010**$783,638,563
  • 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
Production Flexibility - Wheat$242,195,586
Direct Payment - Wheat$154,494,526
Market Loss Assistance - Wheat$123,698,894
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Wheat$84,487,807
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Wheat $35,115,574
Loan Deficiency - Wheat$56,960,979
Advance Deficiency - Wheat$10,689,118
Market Gains Farm - Wheat$2,230,748
Market Gains Warehouse - Wheat$423,961
Commodity Certificates - Wheat$69,338
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Wheat$12,546
Counter Cyclical Payment - Wheat$4,187
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Wheat$-2,584
Direct Payment Violation - Wheat$-5,183
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-10,210
Prod. Flex. Refund - Wheat$-47,123
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-171,810
Deficiency - Wheat$-10,546,094
** 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.