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Cotton Subsidies** in Louisiana totaled $1.8 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $18,629,280
1996 $63,789,640
1997 $57,728,257
1998 $102,445,270
1999 $126,284,956
2000 $148,252,079
2001 $163,210,585
2002 $76,834,189
2003 $141,112,037
2004 $131,906,782
2005 $172,487,837
2006 $155,023,770
2007 $135,311,175
2008 $97,970,745
2009 $132,317,499
2010 $49,768,423
2011 $56,466,738
2012 $9,877,789

1995-2012$1,839,417,354
  • Deficiency Payments
  • Direct Payments (2003-2008) and Production Flexibility Contracts (1996-2002)
  • Crop Insurance Premium Subsidies
  • Price Support Payments (Loan Deficiency, Marketing Loan Gains, and Certificates)
  • Counter-Cyclical Programs
  • Market Loss Assistance
  • Other Cotton Programs

Programs included in cotton subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$516,649,112
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$327,539,719
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$275,045,333
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$183,795,459
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$166,688,002
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Cotton$150,916,905
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Cotton $83,487,566
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$61,153,690
Market Gains Warehouse - Upland Cotton$39,942,938
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$9,068,171
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$557,983
Prod. Flex. Refund - Upland Cotton$-11,439
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-25,511
Deficiency - Upcotton$-16,812,184