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Sorghum Subsidies** in Bell County, Texas totaled $16.9 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $469,524
1996 $772,531
1997 $805,515
1998 $1,279,049
1999 $1,864,587
2000 $1,959,468
2001 $1,312,843
2002 $530,525
2003 $750,854
2004 $839,970
2005 $1,169,077
2006 $1,047,315
2007 $637,821
2008 $590,264
2009 ** $665,725
2010 ** $739,629
2011 ** $887,743
2012 ** $536,440

1995-2010**$18,656,931
  • 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$4,492,710
Direct Payment - Sorghum$3,091,447
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$2,725,489
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$2,374,790
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $910,307
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$1,563,351
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$865,975
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$150,258
Deficiency - Sorghum$144,504
Market Gains Farm - Sorghum$44,823
Market Gains Warehouse - Sorghum$32,415
** 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.