Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements by County in California

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
CountyAdministrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
1995-2017
Policies
Fresno County, California$168,641,030169,711
Kern County, California$103,878,83948,294
Tulare County, California$80,153,336102,688
San Joaquin County, California$77,032,71459,109
Madera County, California$44,369,64931,317
Merced County, California$38,614,05533,051
Stanislaus County, California$38,231,84830,072
Kings County, California$33,346,75427,759
Sutter County, California$30,418,97834,378
Butte County, California$24,555,02221,497
Colusa County, California$20,534,80025,994
Yolo County, California$18,465,88521,828
Ventura County, California$18,069,58519,684
Sonoma County, California$16,796,69213,584
Glenn County, California$15,850,62018,576
Napa County, California$11,823,5928,646
Monterey County, California$11,633,5893,486
Yuba County, California$10,592,6686,922
Riverside County, California$10,467,1509,661
San Luis Obispo County, California$9,971,4788,151
Tehama County, California$9,064,3086,888
Sacramento County, California$8,691,49712,231
San Diego County, California$8,335,4079,650
Santa Barbara County, California$7,915,4184,438
Solano County, California$6,301,34512,349
Modoc County, California$5,358,9673,975
Siskiyou County, California$4,410,1774,675
Imperial County, California$3,290,8633,222
Mendocino County, California$2,896,5522,836
San Benito County, California$2,050,1041,594
Contra Costa County, California$2,029,3651,388
Lake County, California$1,717,5902,617
Orange County, California$1,663,190381
Santa Clara County, California$1,531,088706
Placer County, California$1,368,5491,742
Lassen County, California$1,126,137604
Los Angeles County, California$1,096,359366
San Bernardino County, California$829,5922,530
Unknown county in California$672,864453
Shasta County, California$558,224754
Alameda County, California$466,519448
El Dorado County, California$418,8641,313
Santa Cruz County, California$389,874511
Amador County, California$335,801712
Calaveras County, California$269,232461
Plumas County, California$220,95297
San Mateo County, California$201,72245
Mono County, California$156,55028
Humboldt County, California$134,89241
Mariposa County, California$47,67031
Marin County, California$35,93248
Nevada County, California$26,58218
Sierra County, California$18,72734
Tuolumne County, California$8,94416
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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