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)
1995-2018
Policies
Corn$33,154,910,41412,731,622
Wheat$15,173,902,7877,951,480
Cotton$12,678,867,5022,185,177
Soybeans$12,511,660,92811,903,271
Grain Sorghum$2,331,469,7693,959,461
Miscellaneous Crops$1,875,486,707504,112
Flue Cured Tobacco$1,635,298,082223,708
Rice$1,309,864,179427,705
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,257,508,500258,890
Sunflowers$1,098,819,8271,528,408
Peanuts$1,025,080,055534,572
Apples$937,970,11777,092
Burley Tobacco$876,736,098341,572
Dry Beans$741,150,936667,582
Potatoes$721,527,985111,832
Barley$654,440,5241,472,934
Canola$632,889,101414,548
Sugar Beets$614,216,629321,806
Nursery (FG&C)$592,625,33437,551
Forage Production$510,579,759504,217
Cherries$473,118,95837,926
Cotton Ex Long Staple$439,399,66431,843
Dry Peas$430,651,666325,736
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$388,627,3897,950
Onions$386,525,93729,501
Grapes$368,047,355149,506
Almonds$305,274,08488,303
Fresh Market Tomatoes$227,747,23411,829
Pistachios$220,391,3894,387
Prunes$218,053,72219,213
Pecans$201,302,44822,201
Tobacco$168,903,058235,148
Peaches$163,517,68218,427
Adjusted Gross Revenue$142,493,8357,186
Blueberries$127,752,98714,105
Hybrid Corn Seed$127,309,373179,434
Navel Oranges$126,481,25933,041
Table Grapes$122,240,63512,606
Orange Trees$117,799,53754,772
Oats$111,913,3951,338,102
Green Peas$102,792,600113,915
Annual Forage$102,483,19119,369
Avocados$99,282,39123,690
Flax$97,439,711385,821
Rangeland$94,612,52824,642
Tomatoes$90,158,66632,476
Cigar Binder Tobacco$83,672,7699,191
Forage Seeding$75,810,441257,430
Peppers$74,382,3972,897
Popcorn$69,726,664107,568
Oranges$66,804,13223,475
Citrus VII$64,907,63515,489
Millet$64,700,212217,718
Apiculture$61,749,8249,468
Fire Cured Tobacco$60,471,95130,393
Valencia Oranges$57,135,13921,362
Sweet Corn$52,520,723103,345
Sweetpotatoes$51,337,7964,154
Sugarcane$49,007,95525,316
Processing Beans$47,898,61343,200
Alfalfa Seed$46,831,4032,941
Watermelons$45,944,477505
Citrus II$44,320,72926,896
Dark Air Tobacco$36,396,60520,443
Citrus I$32,741,04033,662
Grapefruit$31,195,2676,584
Nursery (container)$31,115,2197,061
Fresh Market Sweet Corn$30,428,42712,867
Pears$28,986,01019,450
Olives$27,459,2033,696
Mandarins$27,012,1963,010
Fresh Market Beans$26,385,3561,395
Silage Sorghum$26,207,02572,879
Adjusted Gross Revenue-lite$24,994,7223,017
Plums$24,713,53411,090
Grapefruit Trees$23,770,92914,979
Cranberries$23,504,46012,936
Cabbage$23,254,0084,438
Clams$22,819,8064,395
Hybrid Sorghum Seed$22,424,03255,165
Cigar Wrapper Tobacco$21,920,898500
Lemons$21,765,71415,288
Safflower$21,567,21685,489
Walnuts$19,670,31629,501
Mustard$17,011,82148,092
Fresh Nectarines$15,985,27310,168
Citrus V$15,398,3895,768
Fresh Apricots$15,037,8063,407
Mandarines/Tangerines$14,152,2914,114
Strawberries$13,575,2072,002
Processing Cling Peaches$13,295,7668,810
Citrus$12,148,60914,043
Processing Apricots$10,802,6161,477
Macadamia Nuts$10,125,257655
Citrus IV$9,245,76912,368
Stonefruit$9,202,5452,476
Processing Cucumbers$9,079,8781,681
Sesame$9,072,52741,461
Fresh Freestone Peaches$9,020,19910,110
Fresh Plum$8,092,3432,529
Mint$6,796,9152,034
Cultivated Wild Rice$6,439,7801,192
Rio Red & Star Ruby$6,439,6966,196
All Other Citrus Trees$6,247,68713,360
Pumpkins$6,052,2932,151
Avocado Trees$6,012,2004,218
Lime Trees$5,733,684427
Minneola Tangelos$5,652,6322,750
Rye$5,637,44618,809
citc_0080$5,581,029349
Cucumbers$5,313,4621,238
Tangors$3,677,6591,012
Clary Sage$3,325,332429
Sweet Potatoes$2,861,499279
Figs$2,635,5401,056
Coffee$2,480,982736
GRP Corn$1,826,96910,251
Grass Seed$1,598,8081,174
Tangelos$1,249,3341,961
Processing Freestone$1,130,1571,935
Winter Squash$1,095,5561,090
Chile Peppers$1,073,360926
Buckwheat$1,028,3363,608
Early & Midseason Oranges$913,2594,514
Lemons$683,74769
citc_0093$547,24175
GRP Forage Production$410,9367,381
Lemon Trees$380,23719
Income Protection Wheat$346,604476
Papaya$343,47972
citc_0158$320,7881,375
GRP Soybeans$312,1366,311
Sweet Oranges$255,232747
Papaya Tree$216,77890
Maryland Tobacco$212,865419
Mango Trees$197,235677
Citrus III$173,0991,284
Ruby Red Grapefruit$153,4501,939
Orlando Tangelos$131,235116
Raspberry And Blackberry$119,808148
Income Protection Cotton$74,28783
Crambe$52,6222,177
Carambola Trees$48,743310
Grp Wheat$48,367118
citc_6000$34,7607
Cigar Filler Tobacco$32,187439
Banana$14,18532
Kinnow Mandarins$11,14513
All Other Grapefruit$5,88964
GRP Cotton$-8794
Camelina$-1,682290
GRP Grain Sorghum$-3,84910
Citrus Trees III$-9,189110
GRP Peanuts$-25,36810
Tangerine Trees$-26,12965
Coffee Tree$-92,081273
Late Oranges$-92,8651,123
Citrus VIII$-196,4381,629
Income Protection Corn$-309,8881,059
Citrus Trees II$-538,1231,073
Citrus Trees V$-1,694,3291,957
Macadamia Trees$-1,947,201740
Citrus Trees I$-2,704,1474,650
Citrus Trees$-2,743,0812,106
Revenue Coverage Soybeans$-3,358,22939,282
Revenue Coverage Corn$-6,261,97553,085
Citrus Trees IV$-6,480,2975,914
Raisins$-25,775,02049,647
1995-2018$97,589,796,96151,136,186

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 1995-2018 is $14.6 billion.

 

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