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Sorghum Subsidies** in Virginia totaled $4.9 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $155,463
1996 $289,607
1997 $340,728
1998 $476,451
1999 $627,784
2000 $580,480
2001 $481,404
2002 $208,601
2003 $136,560
2004 $195,392
2005 $324,908
2006 $299,525
2007 $150,951
2008 $152,634
2009 ** $148,146
2010 ** $145,383
2011 ** $163,538
2012 ** $44,075

1995-2010**$5,354,589
  • 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$1,830,506
Market Loss Assistance - Sorghum$1,004,246
Direct Payment - Sorghum$972,759
Estimated Direct Payments 2009-2010** - Sorghum $269,246
Counter Cyclical Payment - Sorghum$252,120
Crop Ins. Premium Subsidy - Sorghum$223,037
Loan Deficiency - Sorghum$114,794
Deficiency - Sorghum$84,556
Advance Deficiency - Sorghum$35,202
** 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.