Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology)
CropTotal Costs (see methodology)
1995-2016
Policies
Corn$29,191,241,00811,086,724
Wheat$13,660,736,6267,037,903
Soybeans$10,158,240,87910,350,167
Cotton$9,764,424,1801,910,389
Grain Sorghum$2,240,272,7843,462,336
Miscellaneous Crops$1,301,601,381428,235
Flue Cured Tobacco$1,253,387,805207,014
Sunflowers$1,027,851,1861,317,679
Peanuts$886,227,861466,800
Rice$823,484,459373,149
Apples$786,768,26170,083
Burley Tobacco$718,383,600325,970
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$694,605,479172,941
Dry Beans$634,768,058581,532
Barley$612,388,9111,312,126
Potatoes$606,123,452100,082
Canola$542,164,368344,211
Nursery (FG&C)$512,987,41534,907
Forage Production$453,790,026469,947
Sugar Beets$433,779,985283,143
Cotton Ex Long Staple$394,742,57628,337
Cherries$333,768,46731,512
Onions$323,731,74825,502
Grapes$283,867,059135,217
Dry Peas$232,393,996257,313
Almonds$227,437,19275,464
Pistachios$204,567,4032,395
Fresh Market Tomatoes$202,050,86710,686
Prunes$199,879,60217,644
Tobacco$168,903,059235,148
Adjusted Gross Revenue$143,090,8237,183
Peaches$139,431,51816,973
Hybrid Corn Seed$131,523,750161,309
Navel Oranges$127,870,29331,193
Orange Trees$97,559,66348,009
Rangeland$94,606,48524,642
Oats$94,487,7871,189,665
Green Peas$82,999,182102,269
Cigar Binder Tobacco$82,824,2838,549
Flax$76,601,181336,000
Pecans$74,407,32118,542
Table Grapes$73,962,79211,492
Tomatoes$72,433,41629,183
Citrus VII$66,702,61114,956
Popcorn$59,939,36394,240
Avocados$59,098,30719,705
Millet$59,020,241176,414
Peppers$58,214,4862,435
Valencia Oranges$56,464,97120,386
Forage Seeding$52,044,289214,555
Sweetpotatoes$51,342,5694,154
Citrus II$46,226,69725,287
Watermelons$45,944,477505
Sugarcane$44,290,64522,815
Blueberries$42,661,04511,485
Sweet Corn$41,917,05192,782
Fire Cured Tobacco$40,879,54027,318
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$39,979,3992,534
Processing Beans$39,583,60236,714
Citrus I$33,426,61631,933
Nursery (container)$31,115,2197,061
Apiculture$28,970,5573,592
Mandarins$26,719,0442,599
Lemons$26,103,77412,457
Fresh Market Beans$25,871,7811,255
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$25,161,3623,017
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$24,982,30511,969
Silage Sorghum$23,945,67951,570
Grapefruit Trees$23,195,12913,137
Clams$21,233,4434,276
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$21,193,483466
Plums$21,058,66810,119
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$20,590,92346,111
Cranberries$19,460,00011,577
Safflower$18,275,18273,241
Cabbage$17,762,7713,904
Citrus V$15,599,3515,504
Mustard$14,205,59538,175
Strawberries$13,574,0172,002
Walnuts$12,560,10225,209
Alfalfa Seed$12,253,5411,991
Citrus$12,148,60914,043
Olives$11,606,9802,444
Fresh Apricots$11,289,1003,058
Dark Air Tobacco$10,874,27317,020
Fresh Nectarines$10,857,9509,315
Processing Cling Peaches$9,924,2047,858
Macadamia Nuts$9,827,686637
Annual Forage$9,768,8186,091
Pears$9,544,95517,370
Processing Apricots$9,452,9021,390
Citrus IV$9,354,36612,012
Stonefruit$9,202,5452,476
Processing Cucumbers$9,079,8781,681
Mandarines/Tangerines$8,362,0931,759
Fresh Plum$8,092,3432,529
Fresh Freestone Peaches$6,101,5919,205
Cultivated Wild Rice$5,946,662986
Sesame$5,861,36223,360
Minneola Tangelos$5,823,8062,551
Lime Trees$5,733,694427
Rio Red & Star Ruby$5,597,7035,764
Mint$5,083,8291,673
All Other Citrus Trees$4,838,61612,164
Pumpkins$4,269,7301,415
Rye$3,830,56216,032
Cucumbers$2,756,856551
Figs$2,509,5101,002
GRP Corn$1,826,96910,251
Clary Sage$1,544,89687
Coffee$1,446,202498
Sweet Potatoes$1,428,372189
citc_0080$1,335,28150
Winter Squash$1,095,5561,090
Chile Peppers$1,082,584792
Buckwheat$932,1222,368
Early & Midseason Oranges$747,5104,225
Lemons$723,80849
Grapefruit$716,6114,536
Grass Seed$625,315729
Processing Freestone$605,0711,735
Tangelos$555,1881,039
GRP Forage Production$410,9367,381
Oranges$388,95313,447
Income Protection Wheat$346,604476
GRP Soybeans$312,1366,311
Sweet Oranges$275,741676
Papaya$266,03063
Maryland Tobacco$212,994419
Citrus III$176,6831,210
Orlando Tangelos$131,241116
Raspberry And Blackberry$119,808148
Ruby Red Grapefruit$103,0951,839
Income Protection Cotton$74,28783
Crambe$52,6222,177
Grp Wheat$48,367118
Papaya Tree$41,12072
Cigar Filler Tobacco$17,572396
Banana$14,61132
Kinnow Mandarins$11,14513
Mango Trees$6,503604
All Other Grapefruit$5,93257
GRP Cotton$-8794
Camelina$-1,060149
GRP Grain Sorghum$-3,84910
Citrus Trees III$-9,125110
Tangerine Trees$-13,52543
Carambola Trees$-13,762283
GRP Peanuts$-25,36810
Coffee Tree$-29,791192
Late Oranges$-93,7891,021
Citrus VIII$-122,4551,361
Income Protection Corn$-309,8881,059
Tangors$-363,770614
Citrus Trees II$-534,6411,073
Avocado Trees$-1,052,5713,731
Citrus Trees V$-1,689,4191,957
Macadamia Trees$-1,707,756700
Citrus Trees I$-2,691,1674,650
Citrus Trees$-2,743,0812,106
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$-3,358,22939,282
Revenue Coverage Corn$-6,261,97553,085
Citrus Trees IV$-6,436,1345,914
Raisins$-25,909,17345,948
1995-2016$81,619,987,09544,668,406

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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