Crop Insurance

The United States

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by State

Total Costs (see methodology)
StateTotal Costs (see methodology)
1995-2014
Policies
Texas$11,297,815,6323,477,566
North Dakota$6,534,013,8923,294,757
Iowa$5,907,422,0273,303,356
Kansas$5,658,058,6404,520,318
Illinois$5,189,983,4262,996,614
South Dakota$4,132,144,6322,206,098
Minnesota$4,047,703,5992,605,453
Nebraska$3,267,688,5843,111,378
Missouri$2,828,873,4751,593,117
Indiana$2,610,746,8271,134,545
Oklahoma$2,197,536,762782,586
North Carolina$1,969,818,875759,355
California$1,871,148,171679,672
Wisconsin$1,820,627,440898,233
Colorado$1,704,441,945652,498
Georgia$1,540,772,821723,287
Florida$1,343,912,166312,305
Ohio$1,268,648,2451,041,241
Kentucky$1,215,695,338648,571
Montana$1,167,832,303682,546
Mississippi$1,024,911,522353,423
Arkansas$956,565,628720,384
Michigan$925,476,723606,076
Washington$756,844,099327,505
Tennessee$723,464,957413,960
Alabama$617,635,733282,149
Louisiana$583,299,774459,096
South Carolina$561,003,999207,977
Virginia$517,253,515268,563
Oregon$422,402,880120,734
Idaho$402,279,855236,137
Pennsylvania$367,165,543242,478
New York$357,774,331120,482
New Mexico$276,538,20672,166
Maryland$192,977,542108,870
Arizona$179,934,03841,721
Wyoming$157,267,044103,708
Connecticut$78,389,7757,426
Maine$74,726,22715,123
Delaware$72,964,11435,171
Massachusetts$63,596,45714,251
Nevada$45,245,0602,857
New Jersey$39,918,02127,262
Utah$37,951,62521,529
Vermont$29,734,76310,495
West Virginia$22,646,63118,944
Hawaii$10,874,8423,120
New Hampshire$5,398,7482,406
Alaska$949,193659
Rhode Island$852,3401,013
1995-2014$77,080,927,98640,269,181

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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