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Sorghum Subsidies** in Iowa totaled $2.6 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $93,261
1996 $131,098
1997 $157,452
1998 $247,015
1999 $294,794
2000 $298,798
2001 $241,109
2002 $91,007
2003 $85,389
2004 $158,414
2005 $204,970
2006 $162,105
2007 $94,225
2008 $100,702
2009 ** $80,084
2010 ** $82,518
2011 ** $78,189
2012 ** $3,538

1995-2010**$2,839,701
  • 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 Sorghum Programs

Programs included in sorghum subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Sorghum$902,682
Direct Payment - Sorghum$585,432
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$499,757
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $156,836
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$144,419
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$125,788
Deficiency - Sorghum$47,319
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$32,785
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$27,649
** 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.