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Corn Subsidies** in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa totaled $221 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $9,168,929
1996 $5,191,072
1997 $8,088,090
1998 $14,102,348
1999 $20,624,166
2000 $21,903,714
2001 $15,206,957
2002 $6,469,739
2003 $9,051,578
2004 $14,621,775
2005 $28,083,262
2006 $14,291,392
2007 $9,888,372
2008 $11,041,920
2009 ** $9,128,805
2010 ** $8,040,057
2011 ** $10,581,671
2012 ** $5,364,152

1995-2010**$240,036,095
  • 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$46,654,382
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Corn$42,671,317
Direct Payment - Corn$35,330,963
Loan Deficiency - Corn$26,957,638
Market Loss Assistance - Corn$24,708,580
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Corn $8,606,426
Counter Cyclical Payment - Corn$13,608,752
Market Gains Farm - Corn$9,872,686
Advance Deficiency - Corn$3,257,955
Market Gains Warehouse - Corn$2,146,965
Deficiency - Corn$2,011,955
Commodity Certificates - Corn$698,671
Farm Storage - Corn$142,292
Warehouse Storage - Corn$38,277
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-4,192
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-54,918
** 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.