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Sorghum Subsidies** in Michigan totaled $346,284 from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $16,765
1996 $18,393
1997 $22,684
1998 $33,944
1999 $40,819
2000 $40,104
2001 $31,391
2002 $11,275
2003 $14,084
2004 $12,379
2005 $35,461
2006 $24,075
2007 $10,491
2008 $9,913
2009 ** $8,093
2010 ** $8,241
2011 ** $8,168
2012 ** $0

1995-2010**$370,714
  • 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$127,309
Direct Payment - Sorghum$74,830
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$67,808
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $16,261
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$21,196
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$18,291
Deficiency - Sorghum$6,943
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$5,288
** 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.