Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Farmer Premiums
CropFarmer Premiums
1995-2017
Policies
Almonds$389,888,58779,581
Grapes$181,533,941109,893
Prunes$100,927,45118,198
Raisins$92,920,75045,468
Tomatoes$91,353,67127,395
Cherries$90,533,6509,272
Cotton Ex Long Staple$80,949,10717,281
Rice$67,638,91444,669
Navel Oranges$56,411,50631,078
Wheat$40,922,75247,029
Pistachios$37,114,4972,924
Table Grapes$33,187,17011,732
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$28,609,5412,016
Miscellaneous Crops$25,882,39511,955
Oranges$24,193,1048,170
Walnuts$24,129,32426,614
Cotton$23,947,46934,611
Lemons$22,511,19212,640
Valencia Oranges$21,089,68220,190
Mandarines/Tangerines$20,989,3201,723
Apples$20,011,9413,629
Apiculture$17,978,3592,540
Plums$16,323,66010,150
Adjusted Gross Revenue$13,541,4191,389
Mandarins$12,571,9932,551
Avocados$12,020,86019,362
Processing Cling Peaches$11,615,3338,193
Fresh Nectarines$10,365,9968,683
Potatoes$9,284,7362,722
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$9,030,497299
Olives$6,953,7852,904
Dry Beans$5,835,70912,905
Sugar Beets$5,820,0267,663
Processing Apricots$5,719,3291,421
Corn$5,409,85826,315
Onions$5,358,1351,074
Fresh Apricots$5,273,7302,302
Barley$4,789,99713,393
Fresh Freestone Peaches$3,833,2178,289
Pears$3,591,7862,907
Figs$3,055,3211,016
Minneola Tangelos$3,031,5872,236
Fresh Market Tomatoes$2,863,1974,236
Citrus$2,696,0513,975
Alfalfa Seed$2,462,429671
Cultivated Wild Rice$2,185,179520
Stonefruit$2,060,6082,476
Safflower$1,843,41912,791
Grapefruit$1,664,9132,996
Tangelos$1,556,647695
Blueberries$1,553,182270
Processing Freestone$1,350,3361,802
Fresh Plum$1,336,0842,529
Forage Production$1,210,05921,280
Forage Seeding$603,6491,833
Lemons$598,53860
Strawberries$512,647992
Nursery (FG&C)$495,6731,718
Mint$461,972112
Oats$280,0935,845
Sweet Oranges$199,679603
Grain Sorghum$55,1961,695
Nursery (container)$6,02767
Pecans$5,0364
Raspberry And Blackberry$2,85411
Orlando Tangelos$034
Sweetpotatoes$013
1995-2017$1,672,154,765771,610

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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