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Cotton Subsidies** in Tennessee totaled $1.4 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $6,838,372
1996 $29,135,802
1997 $26,823,070
1998 $51,315,092
1999 $79,454,859
2000 $103,530,316
2001 $153,028,381
2002 $91,794,754
2003 $91,836,896
2004 $115,991,369
2005 $170,684,203
2006 $129,005,015
2007 $138,250,565
2008 $55,059,739
2009 ** $94,619,174
2010 ** $29,920,362
2011 ** $42,087,857
2012 ** $10,922,716

1995-2010**$1,505,119,353
  • 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 Cotton Programs

Programs included in cotton subsidies**

Program Total Payments
1995-2012
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$287,636,190
Commodity Certificates - Coop Cotton$248,460,512
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$213,917,228
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$162,560,536
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$145,112,666
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Cotton$117,936,746
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Cotton $42,731,900
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$83,304,772
Market Gains Warehouse - Upland Cotton$62,248,863
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$36,043,953
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$4,129,924
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$2,687,781
Prod. Flex. Refund - Upland Cotton$-26,726
Deficiency - Upcotton$-8,038,948
** 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.