Crop Insurance


Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in California

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Fresno County, California$575,675,625169,711
Kern County, California$431,274,45848,294
Tulare County, California$241,145,630102,688
Kings County, California$201,529,42627,759
San Joaquin County, California$184,712,94059,109
Sutter County, California$150,657,06834,378
Madera County, California$96,121,98031,317
Merced County, California$87,241,45433,051
Stanislaus County, California$78,930,88430,072
Butte County, California$71,878,64121,497
Yolo County, California$65,845,45421,828
Colusa County, California$50,007,29225,994
San Luis Obispo County, California$47,375,7388,151
Yuba County, California$45,616,4006,922
Riverside County, California$44,119,2659,661
Glenn County, California$43,397,74318,576
Ventura County, California$41,698,13819,684
Sonoma County, California$39,551,18213,584
Imperial County, California$31,474,4033,222
San Diego County, California$23,499,3779,650
Tehama County, California$23,464,3846,888
Monterey County, California$23,272,8513,486
Sacramento County, California$21,433,64212,231
Napa County, California$20,073,8258,646
Santa Barbara County, California$17,785,5174,438
Modoc County, California$17,459,8503,975
San Benito County, California$14,804,8101,594
Placer County, California$13,326,6061,742
Santa Clara County, California$13,266,784706
Solano County, California$13,257,84512,349
Siskiyou County, California$11,102,8104,675
Contra Costa County, California$7,194,3471,388
Mendocino County, California$5,888,4192,836
Lassen County, California$4,999,829604
Lake County, California$3,820,7782,617
El Dorado County, California$3,188,5421,313
Los Angeles County, California$2,537,292366
San Bernardino County, California$2,394,1922,530
Orange County, California$2,192,530381
Unknown county in California$2,094,044453
Shasta County, California$1,912,953754
Calaveras County, California$1,697,256461
Plumas County, California$1,228,45997
Amador County, California$1,032,575712
Alameda County, California$1,015,147448
Humboldt County, California$781,54141
Santa Cruz County, California$666,452511
Nevada County, California$392,24818
Mono County, California$343,17128
Marin County, California$254,46548
Mariposa County, California$245,37831
San Mateo County, California$222,60345
Sierra County, California$71,12734
Tuolumne County, California$55,83616

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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