Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities
CropIndemnities
1995-2017
Policies
Almonds$451,900,39679,581
Cotton Ex Long Staple$393,973,71817,281
Grapes$280,184,376109,893
Prunes$258,485,00318,198
Cherries$251,563,7029,272
Pistachios$231,508,6312,924
Rice$217,369,61344,669
Navel Oranges$156,222,37531,078
Wheat$127,160,01447,029
Tomatoes$116,299,16227,395
Cotton$103,690,57234,611
Table Grapes$85,418,02711,732
Miscellaneous Crops$73,892,47511,955
Apples$68,350,4023,629
Valencia Oranges$65,814,08120,190
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$63,524,2542,016
Avocados$59,029,36219,362
Apiculture$42,216,4772,540
Mandarins$33,175,9122,551
Lemons$31,626,52812,640
Plums$29,256,59010,150
Raisins$27,519,39545,468
Corn$25,227,30326,315
Adjusted Gross Revenue$24,405,6451,389
Walnuts$22,614,25426,614
Dry Beans$22,049,58612,905
Onions$19,209,9831,074
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$19,193,088299
Alfalfa Seed$19,114,338671
Potatoes$18,649,5202,722
Mandarines/Tangerines$18,398,9681,723
Barley$18,161,47113,393
Processing Cling Peaches$17,272,6448,193
Oranges$15,751,6448,170
Olives$15,628,5682,904
Fresh Nectarines$15,057,6848,683
Fresh Apricots$13,643,7352,302
Processing Apricots$13,122,1351,421
Sugar Beets$11,278,1917,663
Stonefruit$9,160,7402,476
Fresh Plum$8,142,4432,529
Forage Production$8,137,01821,280
Safflower$7,907,31412,791
Pears$7,586,4662,907
Minneola Tangelos$7,211,0882,236
Fresh Freestone Peaches$6,965,1828,289
Cultivated Wild Rice$6,050,764520
Fresh Market Tomatoes$5,907,2114,236
Figs$3,954,5771,016
Grapefruit$3,859,5522,996
Blueberries$2,226,329270
Forage Seeding$1,839,3671,833
Oats$1,394,0455,845
Citrus$1,363,5053,975
Processing Freestone$1,279,0711,802
Tangelos$1,165,047695
Lemons$1,065,16960
Mint$801,910112
Sweet Oranges$375,801603
Nursery (FG&C)$193,0541,718
Grain Sorghum$183,4121,695
Strawberries$144,053992
Nursery (container)$45,92367
Sweetpotatoes$013
Orlando Tangelos$034
Raspberry And Blackberry$011
Pecans$04
1995-2017$3,563,918,863771,610

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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