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

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $63,101
1996 $172,895
1997 $204,132
1998 $331,209
1999 $358,584
2000 $368,976
2001 $269,813
2002 $118,101
2003 $149,813
2004 $174,135
2005 $327,742
2006 $247,335
2007 $148,490
2008 $167,336
2009 ** $157,592
2010 ** $181,277
2011 ** $267,967
2012 ** $163,941

1995-2010**$4,356,211
  • 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 Sorghum Programs

Programs included in sorghum subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Production Flexibility - Sorghum$1,061,150
Direct Payment - Sorghum$798,176
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$621,110
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$572,880
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $215,799
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$250,713
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$215,975
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$17,907
Deficiency - Sorghum$9,509
** 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.