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Sorghum Subsidies** in Minnesota totaled $928,547 from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $126,727
1996 $11,850
1997 $13,463
1998 $27,392
1999 $403,862
2000 $136,697
2001 $36,235
2002 $11,062
2003 $-615
2004 $5,297
2005 $115,261
2006 $25,706
2007 $3,661
2008 $3,333
2009 ** $2,876
2010 ** $2,868
2011 ** $2,842
2012 ** $0

1995-2010**$937,107
  • 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
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$673,131
Production Flexibility - Sorghum$80,906
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$46,631
Direct Payment - Sorghum$24,875
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $5,718
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$5,957
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$3,137
Deficiency - Sorghum$2,332
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$816
** 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.