Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2017
Policies
Almonds$624,795,77379,581
Grapes$457,493,218109,893
Tomatoes$144,601,42227,395
Table Grapes$144,360,20311,732
Prunes$141,085,30918,198
Raisins$122,879,19045,468
Cotton Ex Long Staple$115,825,96417,281
Cherries$113,429,1019,272
Avocados$100,968,74219,362
Navel Oranges$94,357,71431,078
Wheat$94,013,39647,029
Rice$92,134,93144,669
Miscellaneous Crops$77,558,14211,955
Pistachios$69,504,3962,924
Walnuts$68,977,14626,614
Cotton$57,256,53934,611
Lemons$55,581,23212,640
Oranges$41,569,9308,170
Mandarines/Tangerines$41,250,1821,723
Valencia Oranges$38,605,77420,190
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$34,994,4532,016
Plums$34,120,51910,150
Apples$32,218,5083,629
Nursery (FG&C)$30,271,7711,718
Forage Production$29,100,33621,280
Fresh Market Tomatoes$28,108,2664,236
Potatoes$27,579,6372,722
Mandarins$27,042,7632,551
Fresh Nectarines$26,764,1648,683
Corn$24,343,80026,315
Processing Cling Peaches$20,010,7728,193
Apiculture$19,008,3202,540
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$16,944,176299
Adjusted Gross Revenue$16,074,6941,389
Fresh Freestone Peaches$14,022,7908,289
Dry Beans$12,007,96312,905
Olives$11,540,6382,904
Barley$10,502,98713,393
Citrus$9,372,7223,975
Fresh Apricots$8,507,6982,302
Strawberries$8,450,782992
Safflower$7,908,63812,791
Pears$7,861,5002,907
Onions$7,391,9881,074
Processing Apricots$7,108,6951,421
Sugar Beets$6,343,6787,663
Minneola Tangelos$5,182,3122,236
Stonefruit$5,091,9532,476
Grapefruit$4,529,0352,996
Blueberries$4,338,109270
Figs$4,237,8331,016
Alfalfa Seed$3,544,489671
Cultivated Wild Rice$3,193,763520
Fresh Plum$3,104,0192,529
Processing Freestone$2,893,7601,802
Tangelos$2,637,725695
Forage Seeding$1,071,1401,833
Oats$1,017,5705,845
Lemons$870,81560
Mint$641,990112
Nursery (container)$333,73967
Sweet Oranges$267,687603
Grain Sorghum$126,9831,695
Sweetpotatoes$108,24013
Orlando Tangelos$23,61534
Raspberry And Blackberry$10,08911
Pecans$8,1894
1995-2017$3,217,083,617771,610

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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