Cotton Subsidies in the United States totaled $40.1 billion from 1995-2020‡.

Programs included in cotton subsidies

Program Total Payments
Counter Cyclical Payment - Cotton$7,569,594,396
Direct Payment - Upland Cotton$6,487,172,710
Commodity Certificates - Coop Cotton$4,831,922,174
Production Flexibility - Upland Cotton$4,031,013,323
Loan Deficiency - Upland Cotton$2,932,399,268
Market Loss Assistance - Upland Cotton$2,064,677,514
Commodity Certificates - Cotton$1,441,502,044
Market Gains - Upland Cotton$785,271,703
Cotton Ginning Cost Share Payment$543,382,138
Cotton Transistion Assistance Program$489,074,074
Advance Deficiency - Upland Cotton$97,791,215
Market Facilitation Program - Cotton$70,518,503
ACRE Revenue Support - Upland Cotton$68,880,988
Storage Forgiven - Upland Cotton$58,657,314
ACRE Direct Payments - Upland Cotton$33,609,939
Market Gains - Upland Cotton Seed$3,040
Mkt. Loss Asst. Refund - Upland Cotton$-3,709
Direct Payment Violation - Upland Cotton$-11,464
Advance Deficiency - Els Cotton$-40,983
Loan Def. Refund - Upland Cotton$-62,071
Denied Market Gain - Upland Cotton$-117,321
Prod. Flex. Refund - Upland Cotton$-308,154
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-394,720
Loan Def. Refund - Cotton$-536,980
Deficiency - Elscotton$-3,837,459
Deficiency - Upcotton$-176,443,306

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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