Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in Contra Costa County, California

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Fresno County, California$623,355,097176,334
Kern County, California$441,717,86550,154
Tulare County, California$260,471,979106,624
San Joaquin County, California$208,989,49261,531
Kings County, California$207,821,01728,982
Sutter County, California$156,316,65935,834
Madera County, California$103,691,37932,560
Merced County, California$92,951,89234,469
Stanislaus County, California$82,824,47831,351
Butte County, California$74,510,46422,512
Yolo County, California$71,075,79922,674
Colusa County, California$55,947,86927,116
Glenn County, California$50,725,74219,353
San Luis Obispo County, California$50,070,6158,650
Yuba County, California$48,073,4757,242
Ventura County, California$46,435,74220,554
Riverside County, California$45,452,91210,001
Imperial County, California$41,078,2413,495
Sonoma County, California$39,574,56214,335
Tehama County, California$31,337,4117,184
San Diego County, California$26,254,05310,022
Sacramento County, California$25,438,48812,679
Monterey County, California$23,318,2423,669
Modoc County, California$22,294,1724,204
Napa County, California$21,870,0299,173
Santa Barbara County, California$18,818,4114,683
San Benito County, California$18,571,0491,673
Santa Clara County, California$15,993,019758
Placer County, California$14,580,4701,829
Siskiyou County, California$14,420,6694,903
Solano County, California$14,022,48312,680
Lake County, California$10,004,6612,742
Mendocino County, California$8,433,2503,001
Contra Costa County, California$8,162,2811,473
Lassen County, California$7,062,342647
El Dorado County, California$3,184,8981,362
San Bernardino County, California$2,728,6192,580
Los Angeles County, California$2,658,584380
Unknown county in California$2,186,537484
Orange County, California$2,172,522389
Shasta County, California$2,068,355789
Calaveras County, California$1,826,339498
Plumas County, California$1,761,788116
Amador County, California$1,468,250747
Humboldt County, California$1,414,98851
Alameda County, California$1,216,395469
Santa Cruz County, California$792,230533
Mono County, California$493,27137
Nevada County, California$415,50326
Marin County, California$311,37361
Mariposa County, California$294,44637
San Mateo County, California$222,60345
Sierra County, California$100,84442
Tuolumne County, California$82,44522

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 1995-2018 is $14.6 billion.


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