Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities
CropIndemnities
1995-2018
Policies
Corn$43,474,029,64212,175,073
Wheat$19,519,910,7717,655,897
Soybeans$18,485,366,69411,380,416
Cotton$13,707,680,5372,091,767
Grain Sorghum$2,948,393,2173,796,107
Miscellaneous Crops$2,061,967,059477,403
Flue Cured Tobacco$1,762,850,658218,017
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,746,181,360225,860
Sunflowers$1,292,387,2571,459,298
Peanuts$1,264,269,634511,132
Rice$1,226,499,522409,280
Apples$1,023,901,20674,628
Dry Beans$962,261,987639,070
Burley Tobacco$952,785,525336,813
Potatoes$920,163,470107,946
Barley$871,926,8581,420,382
Canola$781,714,658390,791
Sugar Beets$726,191,932308,962
Nursery (FG&C)$633,403,78136,030
Forage Production$585,990,481493,849
Dry Peas$526,193,277301,933
Cherries$512,651,72135,765
Almonds$510,812,63083,800
Cotton Ex Long Staple$486,122,32230,687
Onions$451,628,20828,183
Grapes$432,146,796144,064
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$307,409,3366,375
Prunes$275,898,21018,720
Fresh Market Tomatoes$263,647,66611,464
Hybrid Corn Seed$236,385,875173,776
Pistachios$234,739,3023,691
Peaches$193,276,40217,952
Tobacco$183,918,376235,148
Adjusted Gross Revenue$181,340,3117,186
Pecans$157,377,41321,004
Navel Oranges$156,237,58331,193
Oats$138,699,2951,289,842
Tomatoes$130,861,17531,437
Green Peas$126,925,897110,078
Orange Trees$126,344,28251,052
Blueberries$117,614,80413,173
Annual Forage$114,888,73614,065
Flax$110,210,592369,402
Rangeland$108,488,71224,642
Table Grapes$102,698,18012,208
Cigar Binder Tobacco$100,348,3088,982
Popcorn$96,252,673103,139
Oranges$89,131,74919,907
Peppers$88,866,9782,734
Millet$86,538,299204,129
Apiculture$83,849,2717,056
Forage Seeding$74,898,176243,187
Citrus VII$73,137,12014,956
Sweet Corn$71,506,37999,804
Avocados$67,304,12521,674
Valencia Oranges$65,892,84320,386
Fire Cured Tobacco$61,593,40129,331
Processing Beans$60,260,86741,041
Sweetpotatoes$54,023,5284,154
Watermelons$51,082,634505
Citrus II$50,075,56725,287
Sugarcane$48,897,01724,476
Alfalfa Seed$46,657,7362,607
Revenue Coverage Corn$43,196,29853,085
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$39,315,24512,591
Nursery (container)$35,337,3137,061
Grapefruit$33,690,8885,715
Cranberries$33,362,99312,516
Mandarins$33,341,7742,599
Lemons$33,289,26013,880
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$33,283,4393,017
Citrus I$32,572,34031,933
Grapefruit Trees$32,110,74714,130
Plums$31,511,52810,771
Olives$31,077,4563,288
Raisins$29,923,49446,704
Silage Sorghum$29,763,97665,765
Fresh Market Beans$29,374,0581,342
Mandarines/Tangerines$28,081,4413,273
Walnuts$26,107,58228,044
Clams$25,848,3684,336
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$25,734,833490
Safflower$24,923,46681,460
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$24,205,25052,176
Cabbage$23,238,0424,267
Dark Air Tobacco$22,855,97819,168
Pears$19,856,19618,743
Mustard$19,419,01344,694
Processing Cling Peaches$18,788,3358,512
Fresh Nectarines$18,786,2199,886
Fresh Apricots$17,819,0723,289
Citrus V$17,608,8085,504
Strawberries$14,407,2182,002
Processing Apricots$14,300,5891,449
Macadamia Nuts$11,256,694637
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$10,277,80739,282
Processing Cucumbers$9,903,0161,681
Sesame$9,652,61734,858
Citrus IV$9,424,25112,012
Stonefruit$9,160,7402,476
Fresh Freestone Peaches$9,046,7759,801
Mint$8,831,1511,922
Cultivated Wild Rice$8,385,4521,128
Avocado Trees$8,375,0723,965
Fresh Plum$8,142,4432,529
All Other Citrus Trees$7,382,91512,681
Minneola Tangelos$7,269,6502,551
ciin_0080$7,253,671216
Rye$6,379,07717,750
Pumpkins$6,313,5631,915
GRP Corn$6,234,16510,251
Cucumbers$6,108,427996
Rio Red & Star Ruby$6,036,4485,961
Lime Trees$5,903,500427
Tangors$4,415,230894
Figs$4,033,0061,036
Clary Sage$3,588,341318
Citrus$3,235,47314,043
Sweet Potatoes$2,617,153250
Tangelos$2,204,6741,671
Coffee$2,129,542661
Buckwheat$1,741,7513,186
Processing Freestone$1,525,5291,867
GRP Soybeans$1,426,1086,311
Chile Peppers$1,355,237892
Grass Seed$1,148,8501,021
Early & Midseason Oranges$1,121,5094,353
Winter Squash$1,085,0141,090
Lemons$1,065,16965
Income Protection Wheat$715,378476
Citrus Trees IV$582,9465,914
Macadamia Trees$541,478726
Lemon Trees$409,7458
Sweet Oranges$382,378676
Ruby Red Grapefruit$366,7941,882
Papaya$362,86668
Income Protection Cotton$298,36283
Late Oranges$260,8541,066
GRP Forage Production$228,7707,381
Maryland Tobacco$227,057419
Mango Trees$225,101640
Crambe$211,1472,177
Citrus III$174,7671,210
Income Protection Corn$155,2301,059
Papaya Tree$125,89384
ciin_0158$122,348532
Orlando Tangelos$112,812116
Citrus VIII$107,1331,361
Carambola Trees$91,165296
Citrus Trees I$66,8114,650
Grp Wheat$65,194118
Raspberry And Blackberry$63,391148
Cigar Filler Tobacco$27,673417
Citrus Trees II$21,2461,073
Citrus Trees$12,3712,106
GRP Peanuts$8,49910
All Other Grapefruit$4,52857
Banana$2,45232
Citrus Trees V$3611,957
Citrus Trees III$161110
ciin_0093$034
GRP Cotton$04
GRP Grain Sorghum$010
Tangerine Trees$058
Kinnow Mandarins$013
Coffee Tree$0248
Camelina$0241
1995-2018$123,447,846,17148,958,763

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 2008-2017 and from RMA previous to 2008) 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 1995-2018 is $14.6 billion.

 

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