United States Total direct payments Marketing loan gains Production flexibility contractsc Direct payments Countercyclical payments Loan deficiency payments Compensation payment to peanut quota holders National dairy market loss payments Conservationd Emergency assistancee Miscellaneousf
17,380 712 –300 7,702 1,895 615 250 900 2,286 3,300 20
Direct US and Canadian agricultural government payments, 2003 (millions of dollars)
Gross Revenue Insurance Plan
Net Income Stabilization Account
Income disaster assistance
Western Grain Stabilization
Total rebates reducing expenses
a. = not available
This category includes only those funds paid directly to farmers within the cal- endar year.
In publications before May 2001, marketing loan gains were included in cash receipts rather than in government payments.
The enactment of the Farm Act 2002 terminated the authority for production flexibility payments.
This category includes all conservation programs. In publications before July 2003, this category included only payments to the Conservation Reserve Pro- gram, Agricultural Conservation Program, Emergency Conservation Program, and Great Plains Program.
This category includes all programs providing disaster and emergency assis- tance payments to growers. In publications before July 2003, this category included only emergency assistance payments attributed to supplemental legislation.
Miscellaneous programs and provisions vary from year to year. In publications before July 2003, this category included some program payments that are now considered either as conservation or ad hoc and emergency.
Sources: USDA (2004a); Statistics Canada, Agriculture Economics Statistics, 2004.
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