Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
CropAdministrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
1995-2017
Policies
Almonds$175,772,13179,581
Grapes$116,731,700109,893
Tomatoes$44,886,31827,395
Prunes$42,378,72918,198
Raisins$41,680,13545,468
Cotton Ex Long Staple$32,073,24617,281
Table Grapes$32,072,32511,732
Cherries$31,871,3559,272
Navel Oranges$27,330,20431,078
Rice$26,058,99644,669
Wheat$23,886,40147,029
Avocados$20,047,13819,362
Miscellaneous Crops$18,473,62311,955
Cotton$16,992,57334,611
Pistachios$15,735,5662,924
Walnuts$15,597,27726,614
Lemons$13,807,47612,640
Valencia Oranges$11,466,51720,190
Oranges$10,443,9948,170
Mandarines/Tangerines$9,377,3901,723
Apples$9,315,5333,629
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$8,973,3972,016
Plums$8,712,02710,150
Fresh Nectarines$6,591,3198,683
Potatoes$6,535,6312,722
Nursery (FG&C)$5,972,4051,718
Processing Cling Peaches$5,694,2748,193
Mandarins$5,663,9822,551
Forage Production$5,584,83221,280
Fresh Market Tomatoes$5,515,4434,236
Adjusted Gross Revenue$5,501,5921,389
Apiculture$5,382,4122,540
Corn$5,004,27126,315
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$3,951,136299
Fresh Freestone Peaches$3,311,2638,289
Dry Beans$3,231,00312,905
Citrus$3,026,7493,975
Sugar Beets$2,730,4467,663
Olives$2,587,0582,904
Barley$2,567,12013,393
Processing Apricots$2,394,6551,421
Fresh Apricots$2,369,1392,302
Pears$2,099,6092,907
Onions$1,997,7841,074
Strawberries$1,897,793992
Stonefruit$1,787,7332,476
Safflower$1,719,30812,791
Figs$1,509,2191,016
Minneola Tangelos$1,448,4442,236
Grapefruit$1,127,4272,996
Fresh Plum$1,106,4492,529
Alfalfa Seed$882,187671
Blueberries$845,656270
Cultivated Wild Rice$834,421520
Processing Freestone$782,6301,802
Tangelos$639,997695
Forage Seeding$264,5951,833
Oats$249,0305,845
Lemons$218,28660
Mint$154,612112
Sweet Oranges$82,463603
Nursery (container)$78,08867
Grain Sorghum$30,2231,695
Sweetpotatoes$23,55413
Orlando Tangelos$5,18234
Raspberry And Blackberry$2,71911
Pecans$1,9544
1995-2017$857,088,141771,610

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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