Crop Insurance

California

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology)
CropTotal Costs (see methodology)
1995-2017
Policies
Cotton Ex Long Staple$346,990,69717,281
Almonds$244,495,06079,581
Grapes$221,010,158109,893
Pistachios$211,187,4242,924
Prunes$201,616,93418,198
Cherries$194,016,9759,272
Rice$177,186,44244,669
Navel Oranges$127,898,31531,078
Wheat$110,197,40647,029
Cotton$97,582,72934,611
Table Grapes$86,400,91111,732
Tomatoes$71,133,48127,395
Avocados$68,391,36319,362
Miscellaneous Crops$67,707,42611,955
Apples$57,832,7803,629
Valencia Oranges$56,379,44120,190
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$44,472,5342,016
Apiculture$29,986,9912,540
Mandarins$26,590,4772,551
Corn$25,162,83226,315
Lemons$23,587,79612,640
Plums$21,935,63010,150
Dry Beans$19,578,95612,905
Alfalfa Seed$17,591,248671
Adjusted Gross Revenue$16,786,7141,389
Potatoes$16,381,0142,722
Barley$16,079,51413,393
Onions$15,984,9701,074
Walnuts$14,927,78226,614
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$14,379,232299
Forage Production$12,991,58421,280
Fresh Nectarines$11,615,5678,683
Processing Cling Peaches$11,518,3138,193
Olives$11,440,0762,904
Fresh Apricots$10,749,1192,302
Processing Apricots$9,778,5841,421
Stonefruit$9,202,5452,476
Fresh Market Tomatoes$8,949,0104,236
Fresh Plum$8,092,3432,529
Sugar Beets$7,925,0457,663
Safflower$7,843,22312,791
Mandarines/Tangerines$7,458,3841,723
Fresh Freestone Peaches$6,625,5988,289
Pears$6,236,1852,907
Nursery (FG&C)$6,135,4131,718
Minneola Tangelos$5,684,8512,236
Cultivated Wild Rice$4,747,563520
Grapefruit$3,371,6192,996
Oranges$2,848,8378,170
Figs$2,460,3791,016
Citrus$2,191,5733,975
Strawberries$1,683,014992
Blueberries$1,572,091270
Forage Seeding$1,517,4341,833
Oats$1,363,7025,845
Processing Freestone$748,0331,802
Lemons$701,15260
Mint$503,680112
Tangelos$295,877695
Sweet Oranges$261,795603
Grain Sorghum$160,8321,695
Nursery (container)$125,35567
Sweetpotatoes$25,05613
Orlando Tangelos$5,62934
Raspberry And Blackberry$8811
Pecans$-2,9484
Raisins$-25,068,62745,468
1995-2017$2,785,231,208771,610

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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