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Sorghum Subsidies** in Tom Green County, Texas totaled $16.4 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $720,394
1996 $768,892
1997 $836,351
1998 $1,344,008
1999 $1,780,590
2000 $1,588,849
2001 $1,337,365
2002 $700,123
2003 $347,180
2004 $922,951
2005 $1,233,322
2006 $752,362
2007 $692,467
2008 $942,002
2009 ** $919,624
2010 ** $715,543
2011 ** $371,910
2012 ** $468,327

1995-2010**$17,483,458
  • 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$4,745,712
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$3,733,378
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$2,611,271
Direct Payment - Sorghum$2,222,359
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$1,092,320
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $669,289
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$562,217
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$231,310
Deficiency - Sorghum$219,731
Commodity Certificates - Sorghum$808
** 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.