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)
1995-2017
Policies
Corn$29,652,286,40811,622,764
Wheat$14,212,607,7517,351,065
Soybeans$10,352,253,82410,859,753
Cotton$10,213,629,3881,996,901
Grain Sorghum$2,259,302,4853,629,820
Miscellaneous Crops$1,470,985,622452,277
Flue Cured Tobacco$1,331,731,851212,493
Sunflowers$1,046,108,0321,388,863
Rice$993,098,947391,060
Peanuts$926,299,075488,000
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$858,889,226196,826
Apples$817,803,60672,197
Burley Tobacco$752,416,864331,684
Dry Beans$660,577,451610,347
Barley$633,713,5081,366,750
Potatoes$618,952,823104,030
Canola$583,052,800367,339
Nursery (FG&C)$510,150,93635,459
Forage Production$494,320,131482,471
Sugar Beets$428,727,035296,039
Cotton Ex Long Staple$407,094,74429,528
Cherries$354,150,00233,630
Onions$347,683,36126,820
Dry Peas$339,679,277278,449
Grapes$304,878,962138,709
Almonds$244,495,06079,581
Pistachios$212,289,4143,025
Fresh Market Tomatoes$209,352,77411,101
Prunes$201,616,93418,198
Tobacco$168,903,059235,148
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$160,086,1764,479
Peaches$155,737,62217,470
Adjusted Gross Revenue$143,035,1637,186
Hybrid Corn Seed$128,560,401167,732
Navel Oranges$127,921,35731,193
Oats$105,407,3761,240,301
Orange Trees$96,711,73149,641
Rangeland$94,612,52824,642
Green Peas$88,597,065106,221
Table Grapes$86,430,36311,803
Cigar Binder Tobacco$84,323,7998,766
Flax$83,116,776352,820
Blueberries$79,356,82412,295
Tomatoes$77,793,03130,336
Pecans$77,501,98219,844
Avocados$70,663,27520,702
Citrus VII$66,707,73114,956
Peppers$64,893,1642,591
Popcorn$60,944,58798,677
Millet$60,831,133190,303
Forage Seeding$57,960,844228,889
Valencia Oranges$56,478,99720,386
Sweetpotatoes$51,341,3714,154
Citrus II$46,232,79025,287
Watermelons$45,944,477505
Fire Cured Tobacco$45,523,81728,306
Sweet Corn$44,698,28696,309
Sugarcane$44,223,90223,604
Apiculture$42,329,1275,138
Processing Beans$42,100,50238,899
Annual Forage$38,722,02410,785
Citrus I$33,429,99831,933
Nursery (container)$31,115,2197,061
Alfalfa Seed$29,779,1532,263
Mandarins$26,763,7112,599
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$26,465,10812,300
Fresh Market Beans$25,963,2171,296
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$25,161,4793,017
Lemons$25,092,67513,172
Silage Sorghum$24,052,13558,599
Grapefruit Trees$22,472,73313,663
Plums$22,377,49710,448
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$21,479,809479
Clams$21,303,5554,306
Cranberries$20,906,05812,059
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$20,882,01449,186
Cabbage$19,731,5714,093
Safflower$19,677,56777,366
Citrus V$15,599,9015,504
Mustard$15,361,90041,410
Walnuts$14,927,78226,614
Pears$13,869,00718,062
Strawberries$13,575,2072,002
Dark Air Tobacco$12,883,32718,038
Fresh Apricots$12,373,3383,175
Citrus$12,148,60914,043
Fresh Nectarines$11,980,8149,598
Processing Cling Peaches$11,518,3138,193
Olives$11,440,0762,904
Processing Apricots$9,778,5841,421
Macadamia Nuts$9,766,946637
Citrus IV$9,354,88512,012
Stonefruit$9,202,5452,476
Processing Cucumbers$9,079,8781,681
Fresh Plum$8,092,3432,529
Mandarines/Tangerines$7,513,5112,522
Fresh Freestone Peaches$7,413,9989,496
Rio Red & Star Ruby$6,211,2285,961
Sesame$6,173,22828,939
Mint$6,086,1011,807
Cultivated Wild Rice$6,076,4301,057
Minneola Tangelos$5,827,7512,551
Lime Trees$5,733,692427
Pumpkins$5,244,6901,667
Grapefruit$4,983,7835,048
All Other Citrus Trees$4,782,36112,447
Rye$4,349,37716,852
Cucumbers$3,494,705774
Clary Sage$2,959,917196
Figs$2,460,3791,016
GRP Corn$1,826,96910,251
Coffee$1,654,422582
Sweet Potatoes$1,617,331217
Winter Squash$1,095,5561,090
Chile Peppers$1,078,798845
citc_0080$957,017122
Buckwheat$889,9622,772
Early & Midseason Oranges$880,8904,353
Processing Freestone$748,0331,802
Lemons$701,15260
Grass Seed$661,632875
Tangelos$611,4031,373
GRP Forage Production$410,9367,381
Income Protection Wheat$346,604476
GRP Soybeans$312,1366,311
Papaya$305,99568
Sweet Oranges$275,930676
Maryland Tobacco$212,990419
Citrus III$176,6791,210
Ruby Red Grapefruit$136,4241,882
Orlando Tangelos$131,240116
Raspberry And Blackberry$119,808148
Income Protection Cotton$74,28783
Crambe$52,6222,177
Papaya Tree$51,43778
Grp Wheat$48,367118
Cigar Filler Tobacco$16,917405
Banana$14,60432
Kinnow Mandarins$11,14513
All Other Grapefruit$5,92957
Mango Trees$-440622
GRP Cotton$-8794
Camelina$-1,595195
GRP Grain Sorghum$-3,84910
Citrus Trees III$-9,122110
Tangerine Trees$-17,80950
Carambola Trees$-19,466290
GRP Peanuts$-25,36810
Coffee Tree$-47,021220
Late Oranges$-77,0641,066
Citrus VIII$-122,2921,361
Income Protection Corn$-309,8881,059
Tangors$-405,740767
Citrus Trees II$-534,6281,073
Avocado Trees$-1,345,9443,854
Citrus Trees V$-1,689,4751,957
Macadamia Trees$-1,770,823712
Oranges$-2,307,14316,504
Citrus Trees I$-2,691,0964,650
Citrus Trees$-2,743,0812,106
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$-3,358,22939,282
Revenue Coverage Corn$-6,261,97553,085
Citrus Trees IV$-6,435,5545,914
Raisins$-25,068,62745,468
1995-2017$84,692,937,77846,795,807

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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