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Wheat Subsidies** in Nebraska totaled $1.2 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $24,807,961
1996 $66,090,442
1997 $57,692,316
1998 $106,380,432
1999 $148,704,267
2000 $124,819,789
2001 $96,913,391
2002 $45,577,293
2003 $58,542,673
2004 $51,425,511
2005 $50,101,217
2006 $50,112,416
2007 $57,258,479
2008 $60,741,087
2009 ** $62,995,868
2010 ** $46,170,629
2011 ** $52,001,466
2012 ** $26,082,954

1995-2010**$1,292,853,809
  • 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$363,165,270
Direct Payment - Wheat$243,003,950
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Wheat$237,868,159
Market Loss Assistance - Wheat$185,956,797
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Wheat $54,433,729
Loan Deficiency - Wheat$67,639,464
Advance Deficiency - Wheat$22,832,197
Market Gains Farm - Wheat$2,784,819
Market Gains Warehouse - Wheat$1,321,910
Hard Winter Wheat Incentive Payment$734,972
Counter Cyclical Payment - Wheat$14,938
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Wheat$11,319
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-9,062
Prod. Flex. Refund - Wheat$-16,956
Loan Def. Refund - Wheat$-193,432
Deficiency - Wheat$-20,500,147
** 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.