Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2017
Policies
Corn$29,947,270,97311,622,764
Soybeans$17,727,793,65810,859,753
Wheat$12,291,457,3807,351,065
Cotton$7,140,168,1841,996,901
Grain Sorghum$1,781,495,5683,629,820
Miscellaneous Crops$1,476,973,746452,277
Potatoes$919,679,404104,030
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$881,061,326196,826
Apples$693,955,99372,197
Sunflowers$663,731,5821,388,863
Dry Beans$647,448,021610,347
Almonds$624,795,77379,581
Peanuts$614,694,596488,000
Rice$596,478,625391,060
Grapes$565,053,949138,709
Barley$560,184,0721,366,750
Forage Production$489,213,714482,471
Sugar Beets$472,065,114296,039
Nursery (FG&C)$454,572,92035,459
Canola$454,008,043367,339
Flue Cured Tobacco$385,807,518212,493
Dry Peas$284,124,296278,449
Onions$266,357,73226,820
Orange Trees$244,831,19249,641
Burley Tobacco$226,587,377331,684
Cherries$224,643,04333,630
Hybrid Corn Seed$214,646,120167,732
Fresh Market Tomatoes$175,424,74311,101
Tomatoes$155,709,84130,336
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$155,554,7484,479
Table Grapes$144,472,09411,803
Prunes$141,085,30918,198
Cotton Ex Long Staple$138,867,64629,528
Raisins$122,879,19045,468
Peaches$104,718,36817,470
Sugarcane$104,436,95823,604
Avocados$103,073,81520,702
Pecans$96,591,96919,844
Navel Oranges$94,394,15031,193
Oats$90,862,5861,240,301
Blueberries$82,420,34212,295
Adjusted Gross Revenue$77,158,5947,186
Oranges$73,410,27916,504
Pistachios$70,702,2633,025
Walnuts$68,977,14626,614
Flax$64,340,838352,820
Green Peas$62,200,321106,221
Popcorn$60,405,22398,677
Lemons$58,991,80613,172
Millet$57,399,472190,303
Sweet Corn$51,135,35296,309
Peppers$48,785,4932,591
Citrus II$48,670,30625,287
Citrus$44,869,01814,043
Mandarines/Tangerines$41,837,5992,522
Grapefruit Trees$40,605,96413,663
Rangeland$40,449,94424,642
Processing Beans$39,402,85638,899
Valencia Oranges$38,784,81020,386
Tobacco$36,448,662235,148
Cranberries$35,807,38812,059
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$35,799,63912,300
Plums$34,424,06010,448
Citrus I$34,325,90931,933
Cigar Binder Tobacco$34,074,6218,766
Forage Seeding$32,743,446228,889
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$32,717,41649,186
Apiculture$32,184,4795,138
Revenue Coverage Corn$30,008,75653,085
Fresh Nectarines$28,225,4919,598
Mandarins$27,176,9602,599
Nursery (container)$26,841,9527,061
Rio Red & Star Ruby$26,479,5385,961
Annual Forage$26,061,73610,785
Pears$23,287,84418,062
Citrus VII$22,753,20314,956
Fire Cured Tobacco$21,812,41428,306
Safflower$21,573,77877,366
Processing Cling Peaches$20,010,7728,193
Fresh Freestone Peaches$17,803,4429,496
Strawberries$17,105,0522,002
Citrus Trees IV$15,625,5815,914
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$15,547,2213,017
Cabbage$14,290,5814,093
Alfalfa Seed$13,101,8982,263
All Other Citrus Trees$12,621,20112,447
Sweetpotatoes$12,370,6814,154
Silage Sorghum$12,101,38558,599
Grapefruit$11,861,2695,048
Olives$11,540,6382,904
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$11,437,136479
Fresh Apricots$10,743,1653,175
Clams$9,893,0764,306
Mustard$9,111,34841,410
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$8,679,69539,282
Macadamia Trees$8,665,601712
Fresh Market Beans$7,496,9581,296
Processing Apricots$7,108,6951,421
Mint$6,653,2901,807
Citrus IV$5,841,95912,012
Minneola Tangelos$5,597,9942,551
Avocado Trees$5,533,9523,854
Citrus Trees I$5,200,7474,650
Cultivated Wild Rice$5,147,1691,057
Stonefruit$5,091,9532,476
Citrus V$5,000,6725,504
Dark Air Tobacco$4,812,50018,038
GRP Corn$4,561,03710,251
Citrus Trees$4,402,0462,106
Figs$4,237,8331,016
Rye$3,836,25316,852
Macadamia Nuts$3,609,889637
Sweet Potatoes$3,460,863217
Sesame$3,416,81028,939
Watermelons$3,409,170505
Grass Seed$3,323,961875
Fresh Plum$3,104,0192,529
Processing Freestone$2,893,7601,802
Tangelos$2,848,5561,373
Citrus Trees V$2,503,7391,957
Cucumbers$2,314,394774
Clary Sage$2,119,329196
GRP Forage Production$2,053,7637,381
Early & Midseason Oranges$1,982,3294,353
Processing Cucumbers$1,918,7711,681
Chile Peppers$1,821,921845
Buckwheat$1,573,1812,772
Ruby Red Grapefruit$1,537,9801,882
cips_0080$1,500,051122
Pumpkins$1,480,7901,667
GRP Soybeans$1,426,2126,311
Late Oranges$1,246,7101,066
Tangors$1,005,062767
Income Protection Wheat$963,782476
Citrus Trees II$908,4361,073
Lemons$870,81560
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
Citrus III$259,4381,210
Mango Trees$212,075622
Crambe$198,0112,177
Coffee$196,609582
Carambola Trees$159,272290
Coffee Tree$139,143220
Cigar Filler Tobacco$127,303405
Orlando Tangelos$118,015116
Banana$77,73832
Papaya$77,50168
Grp Wheat$63,406118
Maryland Tobacco$60,894419
Tangerine Trees$51,41050
Citrus Trees III$42,352110
Kinnow Mandarins$40,60813
Papaya Tree$24,93778
GRP Peanuts$20,78410
GRP Grain Sorghum$8,93710
All Other Grapefruit$8,08557
Camelina$4,888195
GRP Cotton$1,0474
1995-2017$84,481,971,50146,795,807

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 1995-2017 is $14.6 billion.

 

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