Crop Insurance


Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies by County in Arizona

Premium Subsidies
CountyPremium Subsidies
Pinal County, Arizona$79,245,52121,332
Maricopa County, Arizona$34,044,55711,480
Graham County, Arizona$20,135,6723,289
Cochise County, Arizona$14,552,5214,902
Yuma County, Arizona$14,232,4884,606
Apache County, Arizona$11,910,54031
Coconino County, Arizona$9,210,16815
La Paz County, Arizona$8,690,7571,156
Pima County, Arizona$8,050,8501,131
Navajo County, Arizona$7,057,13934
Mohave County, Arizona$4,225,005298
Gila County, Arizona$2,013,93029
Yavapai County, Arizona$1,349,20732
Unknown county in Arizona$686,586170
Santa Cruz County, Arizona$399,0639
Greenlee County, Arizona$78,46429

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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