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Corn Subsidies** in 15th District of Illinois (Rep. John Shimkus) totaled $2.2 billion from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $88,240,142
1996 $58,227,927
1997 $90,301,145
1998 $147,119,592
1999 $228,104,031
2000 $248,029,637
2001 $198,563,515
2002 $67,727,769
2003 $89,367,753
2004 $176,282,666
2005 $304,040,425
2006 $167,148,318
2007 $68,114,573
2008 $68,437,282
2009 ** $50,090,469
2010 ** $50,397,284
2011 ** $49,464,146
2012 ** $48,814,641

1995-2010**$2,347,391,080
  • 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 Corn Programs
** 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.