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Corn Subsidies** in Benton County, Iowa totaled $223 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $9,658,514
1996 $5,167,565
1997 $8,484,622
1998 $13,482,067
1999 $20,169,058
2000 $24,194,562
2001 $16,532,369
2002 $7,110,293
2003 $9,016,678
2004 $14,095,302
2005 $28,224,697
2006 $14,003,747
2007 $9,415,107
2008 $10,478,756
2009 ** $9,219,553
2010 ** $8,430,604
2011 ** $10,937,807
2012 ** $4,783,713

1995-2010**$244,666,524
  • 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$48,870,712
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Corn$37,521,289
Direct Payment - Corn$36,562,455
Loan Deficiency - Corn$32,649,256
Market Loss Assistance - Corn$25,587,595
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Corn $10,323,704
Counter Cyclical Payment - Corn$14,678,563
Market Gains Farm - Corn$5,197,898
Advance Deficiency - Corn$3,209,065
Deficiency - Corn$2,736,351
Market Gains Warehouse - Corn$457,463
Commodity Certificates - Corn$397,066
Farm Storage - Corn$63,319
Warehouse Storage - Corn$21,024
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-2,187
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-38,829
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-50,253
** 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.