Crop Insurance


Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in Alabama

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Houston County, Alabama$85,134,06732,539
Geneva County, Alabama$76,632,75429,947
Coffee County, Alabama$66,207,26623,201
Henry County, Alabama$59,006,11016,747
Lawrence County, Alabama$37,330,64010,486
Covington County, Alabama$30,772,66915,029
Limestone County, Alabama$29,874,58429,518
Madison County, Alabama$26,992,90420,723
Dale County, Alabama$26,617,49512,008
Baldwin County, Alabama$18,537,9419,285
Pike County, Alabama$17,939,3068,406
Barbour County, Alabama$17,759,1607,666
Escambia County, Alabama$16,016,81110,705
Monroe County, Alabama$14,810,2146,443
Mobile County, Alabama$13,285,3212,233
Lauderdale County, Alabama$11,718,44312,056
Dallas County, Alabama$11,001,4444,443
Chilton County, Alabama$9,837,0181,549
Colbert County, Alabama$9,413,9359,658
Cherokee County, Alabama$8,686,09310,850
Jackson County, Alabama$8,551,6995,270
Perry County, Alabama$7,957,8542,867
Talladega County, Alabama$7,449,2662,066
DeKalb County, Alabama$6,804,1743,296
Crenshaw County, Alabama$5,916,8215,251
Autauga County, Alabama$5,260,5682,056
Conecuh County, Alabama$5,097,5293,542
Russell County, Alabama$4,548,3952,036
Bullock County, Alabama$4,274,8042,122
Elmore County, Alabama$3,509,1872,047
Marengo County, Alabama$3,279,6641,394
Butler County, Alabama$3,177,1921,325
Greene County, Alabama$3,025,836854
Macon County, Alabama$2,687,8531,871
Cullman County, Alabama$2,403,8911,672
Lowndes County, Alabama$2,321,278935
Morgan County, Alabama$2,299,0353,073
Hale County, Alabama$2,075,2561,698
Pickens County, Alabama$2,066,6771,074
Montgomery County, Alabama$1,939,9071,226
Wilcox County, Alabama$1,926,066556
Shelby County, Alabama$1,861,6691,340
Franklin County, Alabama$1,742,8642,114
Marshall County, Alabama$1,615,5852,747
Washington County, Alabama$1,609,915718
Lee County, Alabama$1,593,7031,175
Chambers County, Alabama$1,568,365171
Etowah County, Alabama$1,180,9861,759
Calhoun County, Alabama$1,157,2791,917
Clarke County, Alabama$1,134,566263
Fayette County, Alabama$1,052,7711,062
Sumter County, Alabama$926,469681
Tuscaloosa County, Alabama$873,5281,066
Lamar County, Alabama$779,627602
Marion County, Alabama$660,6291,166
Blount County, Alabama$533,7451,272
Unknown county in Alabama$518,784577
Bibb County, Alabama$334,993212
Choctaw County, Alabama$233,17962
Tallapoosa County, Alabama$202,226156
Randolph County, Alabama$194,738220
Saint Clair County, Alabama$159,551234
Walker County, Alabama$156,78834
Cleburne County, Alabama$65,985153
Winston County, Alabama$20,36984
Clay County, Alabama$-5,01323

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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