Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies by County in California

Premium Subsidies
CountyPremium Subsidies
1995-2017
Policies
Fresno County, California$607,712,154169,711
Kern County, California$433,248,98748,294
Tulare County, California$304,390,253102,688
San Joaquin County, California$265,554,83959,109
Madera County, California$160,297,75431,317
Merced County, California$134,819,64633,051
Kings County, California$129,607,21327,759
Stanislaus County, California$129,199,09730,072
Sutter County, California$103,053,91134,378
Butte County, California$84,995,54921,497
Ventura County, California$82,524,00319,684
Colusa County, California$72,619,45825,994
Sonoma County, California$67,138,74113,584
Yolo County, California$65,742,08221,828
Glenn County, California$54,870,16018,576
Napa County, California$49,681,0968,646
Monterey County, California$48,058,0533,486
Riverside County, California$47,909,8299,661
San Luis Obispo County, California$42,478,0408,151
San Diego County, California$41,786,2299,650
Yuba County, California$36,450,6546,922
Santa Barbara County, California$35,790,6504,438
Tehama County, California$32,671,0246,888
Sacramento County, California$31,871,27612,231
Solano County, California$22,866,10412,349
Modoc County, California$19,475,3563,975
Siskiyou County, California$16,168,6054,675
Imperial County, California$13,246,6303,222
Mendocino County, California$12,494,1392,836
Orange County, California$8,361,498381
San Benito County, California$8,193,7791,594
Contra Costa County, California$7,826,6501,388
Lake County, California$7,202,8812,617
Santa Clara County, California$5,987,112706
Los Angeles County, California$4,811,731366
Lassen County, California$4,409,696604
Placer County, California$4,164,1371,742
Unknown county in California$3,378,069453
San Bernardino County, California$3,224,5302,530
Alameda County, California$2,031,613448
Shasta County, California$1,996,630754
Santa Cruz County, California$1,684,573511
El Dorado County, California$1,406,3561,313
Amador County, California$1,377,731712
Calaveras County, California$941,020461
San Mateo County, California$891,29145
Plumas County, California$849,84897
Mono County, California$631,31528
Humboldt County, California$498,77241
Mariposa County, California$172,60631
Marin County, California$127,33648
Nevada County, California$90,26818
Sierra County, California$70,62234
Tuolumne County, California$32,02116
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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