Crop Insurance


Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in Arizona

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Pinal County, Arizona$120,999,59521,332
Maricopa County, Arizona$47,511,79011,480
Graham County, Arizona$32,330,1083,289
Coconino County, Arizona$13,232,05315
Apache County, Arizona$12,493,01631
Yuma County, Arizona$9,947,5184,606
Navajo County, Arizona$9,857,36634
La Paz County, Arizona$8,917,8001,156
Cochise County, Arizona$8,513,6014,902
Gila County, Arizona$6,578,81329
Pima County, Arizona$3,869,3501,131
Mohave County, Arizona$3,114,120298
Yavapai County, Arizona$1,856,05632
Santa Cruz County, Arizona$1,083,7069
Unknown county in Arizona$1,018,678170
Greenlee County, Arizona$135,83829

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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