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Corn Subsidies** in Iowa totaled $15.3 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $627,818,711
1996 $366,933,127
1997 $589,082,921
1998 $964,404,129
1999 $1,432,233,300
2000 $1,585,603,070
2001 $1,099,611,890
2002 $455,643,493
2003 $624,234,646
2004 $992,552,295
2005 $1,943,216,193
2006 $975,747,911
2007 $649,263,745
2008 $718,025,013
2009 ** $624,637,431
2010 ** $559,657,028
2011 ** $734,792,398
2012 ** $370,731,809

1995-2010**$16,691,728,907
  • 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
Production Flexibility - Corn$3,297,527,832
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Corn$2,755,941,134
Direct Payment - Corn$2,479,213,850
Loan Deficiency - Corn$2,242,054,434
Market Loss Assistance - Corn$1,735,813,163
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Corn $642,747,127
Counter Cyclical Payment - Corn$981,165,069
Market Gains Farm - Corn$396,680,047
Advance Deficiency - Corn$208,246,745
Deficiency - Corn$182,861,985
Market Gains Warehouse - Corn$42,154,900
Commodity Certificates - Corn$24,280,664
Farm Storage - Corn$4,435,251
Warehouse Storage - Corn$1,163,916
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Corn$-1,744
Prod. Flex. Refund - Corn$-145,896
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-153,601
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-620,741
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-1,669,648
** 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.