Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2016
Policies
Corn$27,809,363,26911,086,724
Soybeans$16,122,409,17810,350,167
Wheat$11,726,831,5097,037,903
Cotton$6,491,596,2621,910,389
Grain Sorghum$1,683,392,0143,462,336
Miscellaneous Crops$1,315,266,654428,235
Potatoes$872,582,248100,082
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$720,165,020172,941
Sunflowers$631,580,1031,317,679
Apples$622,457,91970,083
Dry Beans$602,279,029581,532
Peanuts$572,633,030466,800
Almonds$566,769,45175,464
Rice$548,687,413373,149
Barley$535,987,1791,312,126
Grapes$534,339,620135,217
Forage Production$471,428,973469,947
Sugar Beets$446,199,763283,143
Nursery (FG&C)$444,176,54934,907
Canola$400,934,683344,211
Flue Cured Tobacco$350,684,880207,014
Onions$242,102,39325,502
Orange Trees$235,712,36348,009
Dry Peas$231,474,859257,313
Burley Tobacco$207,192,421325,970
Hybrid Corn Seed$205,048,908161,309
Cherries$193,484,71531,512
Fresh Market Tomatoes$168,573,93310,686
Tomatoes$149,176,16229,183
Table Grapes$137,995,39011,492
Cotton Ex Long Staple$126,836,19428,337
Raisins$126,775,46545,948
Prunes$126,489,31217,644
Sugarcane$100,644,52222,815
Avocados$99,179,57219,705
Peaches$97,670,54716,973
Navel Oranges$94,394,15031,193
Pecans$88,159,66918,542
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$88,091,4932,534
Oats$86,358,9321,189,665
Adjusted Gross Revenue$77,088,9727,183
Blueberries$74,602,65511,485
Walnuts$65,042,43325,209
Flax$61,554,442336,000
Green Peas$58,761,106102,269
Pistachios$58,407,8982,395
Popcorn$56,036,70894,240
Oranges$54,772,82813,447
Millet$54,513,673176,414
Lemons$53,543,05512,457
Sweet Corn$48,828,70992,782
Citrus II$48,670,30625,287
Peppers$47,021,9612,435
Citrus$44,869,01814,043
Rangeland$40,449,94424,642
Valencia Oranges$38,784,81020,386
Grapefruit Trees$38,102,27813,137
Processing Beans$37,002,09036,714
Tobacco$36,448,662235,148
Citrus I$34,325,90931,933
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$34,154,15011,969
Cranberries$33,966,96011,577
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$32,188,93846,111
Plums$31,744,87110,119
Cigar Binder Tobacco$31,214,2708,549
Forage Seeding$30,869,655214,555
Revenue Coverage Corn$30,008,75653,085
Mandarins$27,176,9602,599
Mandarines/Tangerines$26,870,5141,759
Nursery (container)$26,841,9527,061
Fresh Nectarines$26,088,6939,315
Rio Red & Star Ruby$24,547,5845,764
Apiculture$23,536,8853,592
Citrus VII$22,753,20314,956
Pears$21,373,46317,370
Safflower$20,350,33273,241
Fire Cured Tobacco$18,977,02627,318
Processing Cling Peaches$18,669,3767,858
Strawberries$17,105,0522,002
Fresh Freestone Peaches$16,771,9269,205
Citrus Trees IV$15,625,5815,914
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$15,547,2213,017
Cabbage$13,274,7483,904
Sweetpotatoes$12,370,6814,154
All Other Citrus Trees$12,258,93512,164
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$11,335,048466
Silage Sorghum$11,254,61651,570
Grapefruit$10,485,1804,536
Alfalfa Seed$10,374,7991,991
Annual Forage$9,694,8616,091
Clams$9,682,2054,276
Fresh Apricots$9,657,0723,058
Olives$9,326,1022,444
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$8,679,69539,282
Macadamia Trees$8,474,219700
Mustard$8,191,94638,175
Fresh Market Beans$7,310,6611,255
Processing Apricots$6,574,3091,390
Mint$6,271,4701,673
Citrus IV$5,841,95912,012
Minneola Tangelos$5,597,9942,551
Citrus Trees I$5,200,7474,650
Stonefruit$5,091,9532,476
Citrus V$5,000,6725,504
Avocado Trees$4,885,9143,731
Cultivated Wild Rice$4,569,393986
GRP Corn$4,561,03710,251
Citrus Trees$4,402,0462,106
Figs$4,112,8021,002
Dark Air Tobacco$4,084,65417,020
Rye$3,573,43416,032
Macadamia Nuts$3,494,064637
Watermelons$3,409,170505
Fresh Plum$3,104,0192,529
Sesame$3,039,19423,360
Grass Seed$2,901,870729
Sweet Potatoes$2,893,093189
Processing Freestone$2,727,5911,735
Citrus Trees V$2,503,7391,957
GRP Forage Production$2,053,7637,381
Tangelos$1,959,6931,039
Processing Cucumbers$1,918,7711,681
Early & Midseason Oranges$1,867,8464,225
Chile Peppers$1,800,344792
Cucumbers$1,675,820551
Ruby Red Grapefruit$1,498,3091,839
Buckwheat$1,431,7582,368
GRP Soybeans$1,426,2126,311
Pumpkins$1,256,2521,415
Late Oranges$1,151,9581,021
Income Protection Wheat$963,782476
Clary Sage$956,96087
Citrus Trees II$908,4361,073
Lemons$814,32649
Tangors$776,692614
cips_0080$660,61550
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
Crambe$198,0112,177
Mango Trees$190,912604
Coffee$149,357498
Carambola Trees$145,944283
Cigar Filler Tobacco$125,223396
Orlando Tangelos$118,015116
Coffee Tree$96,298192
Banana$77,73832
Grp Wheat$63,406118
Maryland Tobacco$60,894419
Papaya$52,34263
Citrus Trees III$42,352110
Tangerine Trees$42,08543
Kinnow Mandarins$40,60813
Papaya Tree$22,47772
GRP Peanuts$20,78410
GRP Grain Sorghum$8,93710
All Other Grapefruit$8,08557
Camelina$2,594149
GRP Cotton$1,0474
1995-2016$78,124,682,24844,668,406

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 1995-2016 is $14.6 billion.

 

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