Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2018
Policies
Corn$34,245,516,78512,731,622
Soybeans$20,315,320,45111,903,271
Wheat$13,626,435,8207,951,480
Cotton$8,591,447,3612,185,177
Grain Sorghum$1,981,154,9553,959,461
Miscellaneous Crops$1,849,998,938504,112
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,353,958,694258,890
Potatoes$1,017,490,564111,832
Apples$832,908,52877,092
Sunflowers$724,371,9081,528,408
Dry Beans$722,482,755667,582
Rice$712,196,220427,705
Almonds$701,149,98488,303
Peanuts$682,607,007534,572
Grapes$629,841,905149,506
Barley$606,572,6131,472,934
Canola$560,752,959414,548
Sugar Beets$528,686,707321,806
Forage Production$528,138,242504,217
Nursery (FG&C)$494,150,26537,551
Flue Cured Tobacco$455,391,801223,708
Dry Peas$362,204,016325,736
Onions$308,753,32129,501
Cherries$297,678,90837,926
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$287,278,7587,950
Orange Trees$280,049,13854,772
Burley Tobacco$252,383,813341,572
Hybrid Corn Seed$229,227,501179,434
Fresh Market Tomatoes$185,734,68811,829
Tomatoes$168,218,08732,476
Prunes$166,657,84819,213
Table Grapes$160,065,58112,606
Cotton Ex Long Staple$155,125,33731,843
Raisins$134,370,31449,647
Pistachios$122,490,3904,387
Peaches$121,345,77018,427
Avocados$117,648,13523,690
Pecans$114,498,21522,201
Sugarcane$112,905,55125,316
Oranges$109,853,07623,475
Blueberries$104,727,40414,105
Navel Oranges$104,054,22433,041
Oats$99,403,0401,338,102
Adjusted Gross Revenue$77,158,5947,186
Walnuts$75,634,61429,501
Lemons$74,824,12415,288
Mandarines/Tangerines$73,288,0454,114
Flax$71,323,214385,821
Green Peas$69,713,426113,915
Popcorn$68,693,820107,568
Annual Forage$65,081,40919,369
Millet$64,220,120217,718
Apiculture$61,652,3649,468
Sweet Corn$55,695,871103,345
Citrus II$53,835,41526,896
Peppers$51,637,1542,897
Grapefruit Trees$48,009,78814,979
Citrus$44,869,01814,043
Processing Beans$44,410,29843,200
Cigar Binder Tobacco$42,942,2149,191
Valencia Oranges$41,598,93221,362
Rangeland$40,449,94424,642
Plums$39,466,24711,090
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$39,038,49312,867
Cranberries$38,877,67612,936
Citrus I$37,075,16033,662
Forage Seeding$36,638,754257,430
Tobacco$36,448,662235,148
Mandarins$35,142,1323,010
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$34,375,80855,165
Fresh Nectarines$32,795,55110,168
Revenue Coverage Corn$30,008,75653,085
Rio Red & Star Ruby$28,580,9336,196
Pears$27,728,89919,450
Fire Cured Tobacco$27,723,22130,393
Nursery (container)$26,841,9527,061
Citrus VII$25,270,15615,489
Safflower$23,597,64885,489
Processing Cling Peaches$22,128,6188,810
Fresh Freestone Peaches$20,816,47410,110
Grapefruit$20,381,3636,584
Strawberries$17,105,0522,002
Olives$16,506,9713,696
Alfalfa Seed$16,372,3702,941
Cabbage$16,144,4444,438
Citrus Trees IV$15,625,5815,914
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$15,547,2213,017
Silage Sorghum$14,547,91972,879
All Other Citrus Trees$13,936,15613,360
Fresh Apricots$12,419,7923,407
Sweetpotatoes$12,370,6814,154
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$11,644,268500
Mustard$10,828,66648,092
Clams$10,444,7934,395
Macadamia Trees$9,077,839740
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$8,679,69539,282
Fresh Market Beans$8,121,3001,395
Processing Apricots$7,792,5331,477
Dark Air Tobacco$7,276,46320,443
Mint$7,168,5692,034
Avocado Trees$7,133,5904,218
Minneola Tangelos$6,350,7302,750
Citrus IV$6,127,52012,368
Sesame$6,012,74241,461
Cultivated Wild Rice$5,855,6671,192
Citrus V$5,328,5125,768
Citrus Trees I$5,200,7474,650
Stonefruit$5,091,9532,476
Rye$4,821,41718,809
Sweet Potatoes$4,594,718279
GRP Corn$4,561,03710,251
Figs$4,513,9481,056
Citrus Trees$4,402,0462,106
Grass Seed$4,380,3961,174
Tangelos$4,356,1381,961
Macadamia Nuts$3,952,908655
cips_0080$3,951,423349
Cucumbers$3,524,9841,238
Watermelons$3,409,170505
Processing Freestone$3,210,8541,935
Fresh Plum$3,104,0192,529
Clary Sage$3,027,829429
Citrus Trees V$2,503,7391,957
Early & Midseason Oranges$2,082,3874,514
GRP Forage Production$2,053,7637,381
Processing Cucumbers$1,918,7711,681
Buckwheat$1,902,8673,608
Chile Peppers$1,842,603926
Pumpkins$1,837,2742,151
Ruby Red Grapefruit$1,603,8591,939
GRP Soybeans$1,426,2126,311
Late Oranges$1,324,8291,123
Tangors$1,292,7371,012
Income Protection Wheat$963,782476
Citrus Trees II$908,4361,073
Lemons$870,81569
Citrus VIII$718,4261,629
Income Protection Cotton$589,62283
Winter Squash$550,9291,090
Lime Trees$525,571427
Income Protection Corn$434,0031,059
Coffee$346,701736
cips_0158$346,0171,375
Sweet Oranges$335,701747
Raspberry And Blackberry$319,114148
cips_0093$306,80375
Citrus III$276,3591,284
Mango Trees$261,599677
Coffee Tree$242,410273
cips_6000$224,1827
Carambola Trees$200,809310
Crambe$198,0112,177
Cigar Filler Tobacco$133,728439
Orlando Tangelos$118,015116
Papaya$81,63772
Banana$77,73832
Lemon Trees$73,76719
Tangerine Trees$72,31465
Grp Wheat$63,406118
Maryland Tobacco$60,894419
Citrus Trees III$42,352110
Kinnow Mandarins$40,60813
Papaya Tree$28,21390
GRP Peanuts$20,78410
GRP Grain Sorghum$8,93710
All Other Grapefruit$8,13964
Camelina$4,888290
GRP Cotton$1,0474
1995-2018$97,226,989,90351,136,186

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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