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Premium Subsidies by Crop in the United States

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2012
Policies
Corn$18,763,614,9378,892,300
Soybeans$10,978,788,2988,265,673
Wheat$8,248,330,0705,749,302
Cotton$4,817,691,6311,566,340
Grain Sorghum$1,102,967,1292,793,417
Potatoes$737,347,94489,124
Nursery (FG&C)$647,834,54253,186
Sunflowers$488,416,8461,027,203
Dry Beans$449,865,093467,741
Peanuts$446,120,425379,138
Apples$427,411,89667,519
Grapes$416,957,409112,828
Barley$382,014,2281,097,323
Rice$363,045,558305,598
Sugar Beets$354,187,906231,813
Almonds$340,866,69659,470
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$325,407,17884,708
Forage Production$317,723,392399,472
Canola$249,346,422257,359
Flue Cured Tobacco$240,337,520186,791
Orange Trees$193,910,20741,911
Onions$171,319,91322,127
Burley Tobacco$159,847,829309,700
Hybrid Corn Seed$158,217,248133,138
Fresh Market Tomatoes$155,534,74510,732
Tomatoes$127,328,26825,521
Dry Peas$117,813,660173,107
Table Grapes$110,799,8959,810
Raisins$108,662,37240,354
Peaches$99,804,40619,717
Cherries$97,685,27722,632
Sugarcane$89,104,71420,873
Navel Oranges$86,776,49429,853
Prunes$83,383,48615,328
Avocados$82,532,61516,474
Cotton Ex Long Staple$74,380,22524,127
Adjusted Gross Revenue$72,889,4827,554
Oats$66,971,904990,524
Pecans$65,113,18214,105
Peppers$50,237,9722,524
Blueberries$49,988,4559,709
Citrus II$49,586,56825,693
Flax$47,104,980266,340
Citrus$46,127,96614,430
Nursery (container)$45,768,04810,120
Green Peas$45,186,22886,154
Lemons$44,856,74311,049
Walnuts$41,347,20920,194
Rangeland$40,714,97524,652
Sweet Corn$39,714,65479,132
Popcorn$39,374,46080,183
Valencia Oranges$37,399,81319,700
Tobacco$36,756,955236,075
Citrus I$35,186,07432,653
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$33,113,38013,566
Cranberries$33,028,41310,612
Millet$31,564,539120,908
Processing Beans$30,196,55629,472
Revenue Coverage Corn$30,035,63253,103
Grapefruit Trees$27,334,01411,064
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$24,871,43334,169
Plums$23,982,9728,809
Citrus VII$23,375,37015,245
Cigar Binder Tobacco$22,546,6957,694
Forage Seeding$22,005,272158,458
Pears$21,238,49715,136
Fresh Nectarines$19,385,2448,210
Mandarins$18,298,0022,335
Strawberries$17,767,5932,208
Rio Red & Star Ruby$17,615,6565,229
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$17,160,8753,486
Citrus Trees IV$16,137,7405,927
Processing Cling Peaches$14,742,2326,526
Sweetpotatoes$13,838,9404,246
Safflower$13,744,13157,072
Fresh Freestone Peaches$13,703,0998,100
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$12,806,590497
Fire Cured Tobacco$12,649,63724,017
All Other Citrus Trees$11,098,87811,161
Cabbage$10,837,2313,498
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$8,680,03039,287
Clams$8,613,4814,236
Macadamia Trees$7,584,314667
Fresh Market Beans$6,987,6431,141
Fresh Apricots$6,577,3202,682
Citrus IV$6,169,73312,424
Mustard$5,935,83326,706
$5,686,358403
Citrus V$5,540,5265,706
Minneola Tangelos$5,458,8532,573
Citrus Trees I$5,439,8284,662
Alfalfa Seed$5,404,0941,321
Processing Apricots$5,346,6801,404
Mint$5,269,2161,285
Stonefruit$5,107,6682,499
Watermelons$4,922,765505
GRP Corn$4,874,79510,771
Silage Sorghum$4,776,70325,939
Grapefruit$4,577,5752,981
Citrus Trees$4,445,1202,135
Oranges$4,258,3842,723
Cultivated Wild Rice$4,052,259996
Figs$3,862,007976
Apiculture$3,662,448502
Avocado Trees$3,362,9853,331
Fresh Plum$3,108,9662,550
Macadamia Nuts$3,097,872618
Dark Air Tobacco$2,713,32213,785
Citrus Trees V$2,648,0401,973
$2,318,93591
Processing Freestone$2,247,2771,488
Rye$2,124,02913,956
GRP Forage Production$2,062,6417,421
Chile Peppers$2,019,451797
Processing Cucumbers$1,988,1641,693
$1,895,035481
GRP Soybeans$1,578,3626,887
Early & Midseason Oranges$1,511,9613,884
Ruby Red Grapefruit$1,344,9251,736
Coffee$1,207,433239
Income Protection Wheat$963,782476
Citrus Trees II$939,1001,094
Late Oranges$752,730904
$740,944892
Pumpkins$632,254625
Income Protection Cotton$612,25186
Winter Squash$603,8891,126
Citrus VIII$601,1161,445
$595,514205
Lime Trees$569,379434
Raspberry And Blackberry$469,204237
Citrus III$466,1151,536
Income Protection Corn$438,7821,068
Sweet Oranges$296,256710
Crambe$284,7082,240
$267,10871
$255,7294,304
Coffee Tree$216,65596
Lemon Trees$216,00324
Mango Trees$159,338557
Banana Tree$157,1585
Banana$153,15335
Orlando Tangelos$146,819182
$122,3846
Carambola Trees$117,573261
Cigar Filler Tobacco$117,343356
Tangelos$107,204107
Citrus VI$103,238107
Grp Wheat$77,872148
Maryland Tobacco$74,699549
Kinnow Mandarins$61,25219
Citrus Trees III$46,362141
Papaya$41,85777
GRP Peanuts$20,78410
GRP Grain Sorghum$18,64827
Papaya Tree$13,17462
GRP Cotton$10,82815
All Other Grapefruit$10,13985
$4,9279
$3,56138

1995-2012$53,582,733,62635,789,071
METHODOLOGY: EWG obtained county level crop insurance information from USDA Risk Management Agency which shows premium subsidies, indemnities and farmer premiums at the county/crop level by crop year. Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements to crop insurance companies (A+O), Other program fund costs, Other administrative and operating fund costs expenses, and Government earned interest were allocated to the crop/county level by using the national expenditures/revenue of the Crop Insurance program (available here for 2003-2012 and from RMA previous to 2003) in each category and attributing them the crop/county level by total premiums. EWG was unable to attribute underwriting gains to the county/crop level. Underwriting gains (or losses) are paid to insurance companies when the insurance companies collect more in total subsidies than are paid out in indemnities. Since underwriting gains are paid by company on the basis of all of their policies, EWG was unable to allocate underwriting gains by crop or by region. The total underwriting gains for 1995-2012 is $11 billion.