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Sorghum Subsidies** in South Carolina totaled $4.6 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $131,582
1996 $231,419
1997 $243,140
1998 $376,729
1999 $480,056
2000 $493,738
2001 $376,935
2002 $161,295
2003 $177,550
2004 $223,169
2005 $411,205
2006 $280,987
2007 $157,320
2008 $156,421
2009 ** $168,764
2010 ** $163,665
2011 ** $237,840
2012 ** $143,166

1995-2010**$5,094,738
  • 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$1,447,018
Direct Payment - Sorghum$899,105
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$792,202
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$507,177
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $241,917
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$239,612
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$221,275
Deficiency - Sorghum$98,303
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$35,565
Market Gains Farm - Sorghum$5,622
** 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.