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Wheat Subsidies** in Louisiana totaled $128 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $2,555,510
1996 $7,815,886
1997 $6,192,661
1998 $9,463,010
1999 $12,628,968
2000 $13,105,003
2001 $10,930,799
2002 $5,243,281
2003 $4,607,677
2004 $4,592,184
2005 $4,015,454
2006 $4,187,086
2007 $5,648,453
2008 $7,981,904
2009 ** $7,271,713
2010 ** $5,883,840
2011 ** $8,642,496
2012 ** $7,689,305

1995-2010**$143,285,676
  • 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 Wheat Programs

Programs included in wheat subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Wheat$36,156,786
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Wheat$35,332,030
Direct Payment - Wheat$21,261,101
Market Loss Assistance - Wheat$18,017,449
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Wheat $6,187,950
Loan Deficiency - Wheat$6,478,589
Advance Deficiency - Wheat$1,308,153
Deficiency - Wheat$501,415
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Wheat$75,821
Market Gains Warehouse - Wheat$16,998
Counter Cyclical Payment - Wheat$8,462
Prod. Flex. Refund - Wheat$-1,597
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-5,406
** 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.