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Corn Subsidies** in Howard County, Iowa totaled $137 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $5,109,359
1996 $3,090,927
1997 $5,160,730
1998 $8,962,015
1999 $13,297,412
2000 $13,412,617
2001 $9,485,722
2002 $4,070,855
2003 $5,976,052
2004 $8,385,936
2005 $17,536,873
2006 $8,293,285
2007 $6,138,496
2008 $6,691,552
2009 ** $5,688,398
2010 ** $5,135,820
2011 ** $7,000,091
2012 ** $3,831,604

1995-2010**$149,451,976
  • 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
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Corn$28,892,906
Production Flexibility - Corn$28,421,686
Direct Payment - Corn$21,549,166
Loan Deficiency - Corn$17,765,566
Market Loss Assistance - Corn$15,117,933
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Corn $5,184,142
Counter Cyclical Payment - Corn$8,623,476
Market Gains Farm - Corn$5,353,065
Advance Deficiency - Corn$1,796,032
Deficiency - Corn$1,064,271
Market Gains Warehouse - Corn$787,514
Commodity Certificates - Corn$82,019
Warehouse Storage - Corn$26,163
Farm Storage - Corn$21,245
Loan Def. Refund - Corn$-16,866
** 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.