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Sorghum Subsidies** in Texas totaled $1.9 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $73,959,290
1996 $85,847,690
1997 $88,469,064
1998 $147,097,944
1999 $191,752,662
2000 $197,538,132
2001 $143,210,131
2002 $76,250,203
2003 $88,383,827
2004 $91,410,850
2005 $134,753,042
2006 $105,690,326
2007 $83,806,157
2008 $93,208,452
2009 ** $83,695,933
2010 ** $81,765,276
2011 ** $85,841,266
2012 ** $57,521,890

1995-2010**$2,088,934,704
  • 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$472,618,286
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$439,035,890
Direct Payment - Sorghum$317,689,933
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$249,466,684
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $92,891,303
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$152,229,487
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$81,604,962
Deficiency - Sorghum$29,822,686
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$22,411,965
Market Gains Warehouse - Sorghum$1,927,258
Commodity Certificates - Sorghum$1,842,667
Market Gains Farm - Sorghum$978,828
Warehouse Storage - Sorghum$47,738
Farm Storage - Sorghum$4,792
Loan Def. Refund - Sorghum$-10,683
Prod. Flex. Refund - Sorghum$-27,744
** 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.