Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Farmer Premiums by County in California

Farmer Premiums
CountyFarmer Premiums
1995-2017
Policies
Fresno County, California$357,883,995169,711
San Joaquin County, California$171,667,73359,109
Kern County, California$171,125,99748,294
Tulare County, California$152,678,236102,688
Madera County, California$92,337,43631,317
Stanislaus County, California$83,437,30530,072
Merced County, California$79,995,62033,051
Sutter County, California$73,932,61534,378
Kings County, California$65,854,49927,759
Butte County, California$54,408,79921,497
Colusa County, California$47,012,80125,994
Yolo County, California$38,992,38721,828
Glenn County, California$36,820,91418,576
Sonoma County, California$25,676,31813,584
Yuba County, California$24,903,9256,922
Tehama County, California$20,054,0606,888
Napa County, California$18,561,4378,646
Sacramento County, California$16,364,67512,231
Monterey County, California$15,320,3313,486
Ventura County, California$14,921,11419,684
San Luis Obispo County, California$13,880,8688,151
Modoc County, California$13,480,9203,975
Solano County, California$10,711,08212,349
Siskiyou County, California$10,117,7224,675
Riverside County, California$8,840,2479,661
Santa Barbara County, California$8,204,4644,438
Imperial County, California$6,210,4073,222
San Benito County, California$4,601,8621,594
Contra Costa County, California$4,048,2081,388
Mendocino County, California$3,999,2722,836
Santa Clara County, California$3,981,667706
Placer County, California$3,785,4241,742
San Diego County, California$3,759,2309,650
Lassen County, California$3,317,362604
Lake County, California$2,416,6942,617
Shasta County, California$1,263,213754
San Bernardino County, California$1,145,8442,530
El Dorado County, California$899,4451,313
Los Angeles County, California$728,846366
Plumas County, California$695,29297
Calaveras County, California$678,448461
Amador County, California$549,924712
Alameda County, California$494,091448
Unknown county in California$493,588453
Santa Cruz County, California$469,143511
Mono County, California$430,75128
Humboldt County, California$407,33441
Orange County, California$150,235381
Mariposa County, California$149,01231
Marin County, California$118,78348
Nevada County, California$89,63718
Sierra County, California$57,78134
Tuolumne County, California$27,66816
San Mateo County, California$10445
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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