Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2014
Policies
Corn$24,083,196,23710,056,167
Soybeans$14,051,033,7759,352,177
Wheat$10,434,561,9436,414,908
Cotton$5,737,488,0471,734,620
Grain Sorghum$1,414,906,1563,131,207
Potatoes$871,463,90998,283
Nursery (FG&C)$705,123,09557,036
Sunflowers$575,509,9431,173,691
Apples$557,583,00073,982
Dry Beans$540,461,763525,433
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$538,113,911135,652
Peanuts$512,811,967424,696
Grapes$483,183,690124,948
Barley$468,665,3231,214,154
Rice$462,327,146337,249
Almonds$429,656,07367,339
Forage Production$423,116,209462,060
Sugar Beets$409,595,071258,360
Canola$332,931,925300,339
Flue Cured Tobacco$303,966,103198,093
Orange Trees$228,222,66546,815
Onions$219,548,66524,814
Hybrid Corn Seed$196,545,849149,503
Burley Tobacco$191,167,988323,686
Fresh Market Tomatoes$186,457,72111,925
Dry Peas$158,750,018212,855
Cherries$143,647,73427,177
Tomatoes$139,638,71027,920
Table Grapes$126,871,08810,670
Peaches$122,907,91621,478
Raisins$122,232,87943,586
Navel Oranges$106,668,19633,555
Sugarcane$99,951,24022,646
Prunes$99,213,22716,581
Cotton Ex Long Staple$98,783,26226,728
Avocados$98,054,91218,757
Adjusted Gross Revenue$87,706,9958,313
Pecans$82,562,58317,201
Oats$78,727,5841,100,621
Blueberries$69,638,15811,508
Peppers$55,418,5172,897
Citrus II$54,952,71527,363
Walnuts$54,750,57822,901
Flax$54,660,926301,806
Green Peas$53,853,23694,819
Lemons$52,469,93912,564
Popcorn$51,342,07189,063
Millet$47,693,697148,596
Citrus$46,127,96614,430
Sweet Corn$46,040,06386,937
Nursery (container)$45,768,04810,120
Valencia Oranges$42,957,38021,606
Rangeland$40,714,97524,652
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$38,874,35814,947
Citrus I$38,062,94234,454
Cranberries$37,605,24211,798
Tobacco$36,756,955236,075
Mandarins$35,969,0823,230
Processing Beans$35,250,77233,943
Grapefruit Trees$33,991,94112,533
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$30,805,40739,998
Revenue Coverage Corn$30,035,63253,103
Cigar Binder Tobacco$28,017,8618,234
Plums$27,957,5919,631
Forage Seeding$26,523,940188,403
Citrus VII$25,967,96915,812
Pears$23,888,12916,721
Fresh Nectarines$22,555,0328,872
Rio Red & Star Ruby$22,390,4875,694
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$22,295,1664,365
Pistachios$20,362,7981,328
Safflower$17,933,35965,367
Strawberries$17,767,5932,208
Processing Cling Peaches$16,987,2537,234
Citrus Trees IV$16,129,3385,922
Apiculture$16,083,3512,322
Fire Cured Tobacco$15,910,25326,008
Fresh Freestone Peaches$15,332,2288,808
Sweetpotatoes$13,838,9404,246
Oranges$13,824,4825,165
Cabbage$13,812,2533,945
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$13,596,757548
All Other Citrus Trees$12,419,93012,096
Clams$9,499,3584,447
Silage Sorghum$8,912,77737,989
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$8,680,03039,287
Macadamia Trees$8,356,899701
Alfalfa Seed$8,339,2771,701
Fresh Apricots$8,292,6832,981
Fresh Market Beans$7,427,9411,223
Minneola Tangelos$7,172,8803,019
Grapefruit$7,168,0053,887
Mustard$7,055,41032,348
Mint$6,614,9931,570
Citrus IV$6,473,95612,805
Processing Apricots$6,074,0211,496
Citrus V$5,907,8355,999
Olives$5,470,7731,509
Citrus Trees I$5,437,1204,657
Cultivated Wild Rice$5,123,3131,165
Stonefruit$5,107,6682,499
Watermelons$4,922,765505
GRP Corn$4,874,79510,771
Citrus Trees$4,445,1202,135
Avocado Trees$4,307,4543,611
Figs$4,159,7941,019
Sweet Potatoes$3,768,731170
Macadamia Nuts$3,768,229651
Dark Air Tobacco$3,390,49015,503
Fresh Plum$3,108,9662,550
Rye$2,871,60415,248
Annual Forage$2,715,6221,225
Citrus Trees V$2,648,0401,973
Processing Freestone$2,531,9641,639
Chile Peppers$2,139,895915
GRP Forage Production$2,062,6417,421
Processing Cucumbers$1,988,1641,693
Early & Midseason Oranges$1,742,3264,205
GRP Soybeans$1,578,3626,887
Sesame$1,501,90012,498
Coffee$1,489,508374
Ruby Red Grapefruit$1,478,5051,852
Grass Seed$1,463,872432
Buckwheat$1,205,1411,683
Income Protection Wheat$963,782476
Citrus Trees II$939,0341,092
Late Oranges$935,9331,021
Pumpkins$917,6721,013
Citrus VIII$775,2071,754
Cucumbers$739,322193
Income Protection Cotton$612,25186
Winter Squash$603,8891,126
Lime Trees$569,379434
Citrus III$500,4381,634
Raspberry And Blackberry$469,204237
Income Protection Corn$438,7821,068
Sweet Oranges$375,468866
Tangors$290,636260
Crambe$284,7082,240
Coffee Tree$268,539156
Oysters$267,10875
Banana Tree$224,4747
Banana$224,25547
Lemon Trees$216,00324
Mandarines/Tangerines$196,765267
Lemons$185,77719
Mango Trees$178,279594
Carambola Trees$161,821276
Orlando Tangelos$149,615187
Tangelos$148,768320
Cigar Filler Tobacco$123,004382
Citrus VI$103,238108
Maryland Tobacco$83,954602
Grp Wheat$77,872148
Kinnow Mandarins$61,25219
Papaya$51,05090
Citrus Trees III$46,362141
Tangerine Trees$26,49233
GRP Peanuts$20,78410
GRP Grain Sorghum$18,64827
Papaya Tree$17,69174
GRP Cotton$10,82815
All Other Grapefruit$10,236101
Camelina$6,154219
1995-2014$67,564,263,32940,269,181

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 2003-2014 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 1995-2014 is $14.6 billion.

 

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