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$31,910,037,07912,175,073
Soybeans$19,139,079,44211,380,416
Wheat$12,924,667,3807,655,897
Cotton$7,935,256,6892,091,767
Grain Sorghum$1,880,298,4783,796,107
Miscellaneous Crops$1,650,819,285477,403
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,104,916,256225,860
Potatoes$969,685,643107,946
Apples$766,278,77974,628
Sunflowers$693,745,5581,459,298
Dry Beans$682,055,242639,070
Almonds$663,947,35683,800
Rice$652,009,049409,280
Peanuts$647,009,679511,132
Grapes$595,930,720144,064
Barley$582,247,3641,420,382
Canola$509,737,032390,791
Forage Production$506,860,811493,849
Sugar Beets$499,101,272308,962
Nursery (FG&C)$465,718,29636,030
Flue Cured Tobacco$424,843,928218,017
Dry Peas$333,155,367301,933
Onions$293,769,01528,183
Cherries$259,609,34235,765
Orange Trees$253,635,24251,052
Burley Tobacco$238,902,394336,813
Hybrid Corn Seed$221,765,318173,776
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$221,135,5806,375
Fresh Market Tomatoes$180,814,99211,464
Tomatoes$161,929,51431,437
Prunes$154,148,26018,720
Table Grapes$152,107,68212,208
Cotton Ex Long Staple$147,703,36030,687
Raisins$125,127,09746,704
Peaches$112,079,68917,952
Sugarcane$108,890,73124,476
Avocados$106,551,02721,674
Pecans$105,578,88321,004
Pistachios$95,698,7373,691
Oats$94,850,2111,289,842
Navel Oranges$94,394,15031,193
Blueberries$92,015,11913,173
Oranges$90,005,17319,907
Adjusted Gross Revenue$77,158,5947,186
Walnuts$72,991,73928,044
Flax$66,679,697369,402
Green Peas$65,784,027110,078
Lemons$65,262,43313,880
Popcorn$64,316,879103,139
Millet$60,654,693204,129
Mandarines/Tangerines$57,702,0833,273
Sweet Corn$53,359,92499,804
Peppers$50,254,8662,734
Citrus II$48,670,30625,287
Citrus$44,869,01814,043
Apiculture$44,137,0807,056
Annual Forage$43,720,69514,065
Grapefruit Trees$43,285,03914,130
Processing Beans$41,815,31141,041
Rangeland$40,449,94424,642
Valencia Oranges$38,784,81020,386
Cigar Binder Tobacco$38,050,8148,982
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$37,448,35612,591
Cranberries$37,210,89912,516
Plums$36,988,40610,771
Tobacco$36,448,662235,148
Forage Seeding$34,878,478243,187
Citrus I$34,325,90931,933
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$33,519,86552,176
Fresh Nectarines$30,416,0369,886
Revenue Coverage Corn$30,008,75653,085
Mandarins$27,176,9602,599
Nursery (container)$26,841,9527,061
Rio Red & Star Ruby$26,479,5385,961
Pears$25,188,33118,743
Fire Cured Tobacco$24,790,68929,331
Safflower$22,760,96081,460
Citrus VII$22,753,20314,956
Processing Cling Peaches$21,115,3188,512
Fresh Freestone Peaches$19,147,5899,801
Strawberries$17,105,0522,002
Citrus Trees IV$15,625,5815,914
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$15,547,2213,017
Grapefruit$15,232,5645,715
Alfalfa Seed$15,204,5682,607
Cabbage$15,159,4874,267
Olives$13,653,0613,288
Silage Sorghum$13,180,22165,765
All Other Citrus Trees$12,941,56212,681
Sweetpotatoes$12,370,6814,154
Fresh Apricots$11,636,8983,289
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$11,539,513490
Clams$10,182,9484,336
Mustard$9,969,33644,694
Macadamia Trees$8,861,091726
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$8,679,69539,282
Fresh Market Beans$7,762,3541,342
Processing Apricots$7,526,2801,449
Mint$6,928,9981,922
Avocado Trees$6,019,2153,965
Dark Air Tobacco$5,852,15919,168
Citrus IV$5,841,95912,012
Minneola Tangelos$5,597,9942,551
Cultivated Wild Rice$5,550,2951,128
Citrus Trees I$5,200,7474,650
Stonefruit$5,091,9532,476
Citrus V$5,000,6725,504
GRP Corn$4,561,03710,251
Sesame$4,530,83534,858
Citrus Trees$4,402,0462,106
Figs$4,353,3401,036
Rye$4,162,02217,750
Sweet Potatoes$3,826,350250
Grass Seed$3,763,7691,021
Tangelos$3,623,0451,671
Macadamia Nuts$3,609,889637
Watermelons$3,409,170505
Fresh Plum$3,104,0192,529
Processing Freestone$3,055,1921,867
Cucumbers$2,901,393996
Clary Sage$2,734,280318
cips_0080$2,652,759216
Citrus Trees V$2,503,7391,957
GRP Forage Production$2,053,7637,381
Early & Midseason Oranges$1,982,3294,353
Processing Cucumbers$1,918,7711,681
Chile Peppers$1,833,637892
Buckwheat$1,735,1183,186
Pumpkins$1,618,4801,915
Ruby Red Grapefruit$1,537,9801,882
GRP Soybeans$1,426,2126,311
Late Oranges$1,246,7101,066
Tangors$1,168,710894
Income Protection Wheat$963,782476
Citrus Trees II$908,4361,073
Lemons$870,81565
Income Protection Cotton$589,62283
Citrus VIII$567,5941,361
Winter Squash$550,9291,090
Lime Trees$525,571427
Income Protection Corn$434,0031,059
Raspberry And Blackberry$319,114148
Sweet Oranges$298,868676
Coffee$260,023661
Citrus III$259,4381,210
Mango Trees$232,592640
Crambe$198,0112,177
Carambola Trees$174,539296
Coffee Tree$168,285248
cips_0158$161,626532
Cigar Filler Tobacco$130,359417
cips_0093$119,65434
Orlando Tangelos$118,015116
Banana$77,73832
Papaya$77,54468
Grp Wheat$63,406118
Maryland Tobacco$60,894419
Tangerine Trees$60,05558
Citrus Trees III$42,352110
Kinnow Mandarins$40,60813
Papaya Tree$25,83484
GRP Peanuts$20,78410
Lemon Trees$16,4108
GRP Grain Sorghum$8,93710
All Other Grapefruit$8,08557
Camelina$4,888241
GRP Cotton$1,0474
1995-2018$90,748,896,63848,958,763

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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