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Wheat Subsidies** in South Carolina totaled $142 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $3,517,725
1996 $9,442,997
1997 $7,323,171
1998 $12,477,171
1999 $17,549,851
2000 $17,163,437
2001 $13,509,004
2002 $5,487,420
2003 $5,208,273
2004 $5,299,683
2005 $5,102,826
2006 $4,930,511
2007 $5,126,043
2008 $6,379,139
2009 ** $6,796,220
2010 ** $5,647,027
2011 ** $6,867,035
2012 ** $3,806,771

1995-2010**$156,456,235
  • 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$46,896,847
Direct Payment - Wheat$27,964,779
Market Loss Assistance - Wheat$24,058,559
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Wheat$20,448,607
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Wheat $7,954,896
Loan Deficiency - Wheat$8,055,616
Advance Deficiency - Wheat$2,352,449
Market Gains Farm - Wheat$691,660
LDP-like Grazing Payments - Wheat$28,652
Counter Cyclical Payment - Wheat$2,869
Prod. Flex. Refund - Wheat$-2,644
Deficiency - Wheat$-919,966
** 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.