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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

1995-2010**$1,978,996,561
  • 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 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 $83,112,468
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
** 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.