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Sorghum Subsidies** in Maryland totaled $3.9 million from 1995-2012.

Congressional Districts in Maryland Receiving sorghum subsidies**, 1995-2012
Rank District Sorghum Subsidies**
Pct of
11st District of Maryland (Rep. Andy Harris)$3,185,92682.3%82.3%
25th District of Maryland (Rep. Steny H.Hoyer)$61,7051.6%83.9%
36th District of Maryland (Rep. John K.Delaney)$60,7091.6%85.4%
48th District of Maryland (Rep. Chris Van Hollen)$19,6400.5%85.9%
57th District of Maryland (Rep. Elijah E.Cummings)$12,4540.3%86.3%
63rd District of Maryland (Rep. John P.Sarbanes)$4,8090.1%86.4%
74th District of Maryland (Rep. Donna F.Edwards)$1,9040.0%86.4%

NOTE: Not all recipients were able to be placed into Congressional Districts so the District total may not total 100%. Nationally 96% of all program monies were designated into a Congressional District

Source: Environmental Working Group. Compiled from USDA data.

** 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.