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Sorghum Subsidies** in 17th District of Texas (Rep. Bill Flores) totaled $47.7 million from 1995-2012.

Year   Subsidy Amount
1995 $1,959,072
1996 $2,136,308
1997 $2,352,383
1998 $4,222,080
1999 $5,352,192
2000 $5,918,695
2001 $4,402,608
2002 $1,572,578
2003 $2,155,272
2004 $2,108,491
2005 $3,383,555
2006 $3,162,476
2007 $1,621,210
2008 $1,601,716
2009 ** $1,541,823
2010 ** $1,481,418
2011 ** $1,445,238
2012 ** $1,298,243

1995-2010**$52,113,807
  • 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
** 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.