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Sorghum Subsidies** in Cleveland County, North Carolina totaled $503,325 from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $26,397
1996 $32,763
1997 $39,706
1998 $49,919
1999 $69,504
2000 $64,028
2001 $52,850
2002 $23,077
2003 $9,211
2004 $17,035
2005 $27,022
2006 $25,841
2007 $14,767
2008 $13,049
2009 ** $13,319
2010 ** $12,492
2011 ** $12,207
2012 ** $120

1995-2010**$541,059
  • 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$208,950
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$113,227
Direct Payment - Sorghum$91,781
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $25,527
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$22,979
Deficiency - Sorghum$13,825
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$9,589
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$2,651
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$2,304
** 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.