Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Farmer Premiums
CropFarmer Premiums
1995-2018
Policies
Almonds$48,024,9177,006
Grapes$13,992,7749,051
Raisins$11,204,3325,637
Pistachios$5,554,4301,193
Mandarines/Tangerines$2,942,02970
Figs$2,456,015807
Apiculture$2,213,037382
Prunes$1,665,640311
Table Grapes$1,303,727543
Mandarins$1,261,69170
Miscellaneous Crops$1,253,666492
Cherries$1,088,54469
Tomatoes$1,064,792350
Apples$917,695209
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$902,82886
Navel Oranges$900,916330
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$746,12013
Oranges$666,65795
Cotton$494,4931,434
Wheat$354,0721,120
Valencia Oranges$286,756191
Minneola Tangelos$266,30152
Tangelos$249,17439
Plums$211,480111
Olives$186,72039
Fresh Nectarines$129,03890
Fresh Freestone Peaches$70,75785
Sugar Beets$68,71872
Walnuts$56,543186
Processing Freestone$55,94877
Fresh Plum$46,04142
Corn$42,9921,032
Stonefruit$30,47340
Barley$25,802167
Dry Beans$7,430170
Fresh Apricots$4,6724
Forage Production$1,633853
Processing Cling Peaches$04
Citrus$013
Nursery (FG&C)$025
1995-2018$100,748,85332,560

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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