Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities
CropIndemnities
1995-2018
Policies
Almonds$61,369,9107,006
Grapes$21,460,3319,051
Pistachios$10,174,2851,193
Apples$6,975,309209
Mandarines/Tangerines$6,790,62070
Mandarins$6,472,09670
Apiculture$5,330,953382
Raisins$4,894,9465,637
Miscellaneous Crops$4,700,588492
Table Grapes$4,482,916543
Prunes$3,894,400311
Navel Oranges$3,701,450330
Cherries$3,112,26569
Figs$2,617,188807
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$2,024,48013
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,985,58286
Tomatoes$1,321,331350
Olives$958,79239
Wheat$950,5901,120
Cotton$880,3261,434
Plums$631,509111
Minneola Tangelos$392,90752
Valencia Oranges$292,419191
Sugar Beets$284,36772
Fresh Nectarines$268,15690
Oranges$234,24195
Fresh Freestone Peaches$150,16785
Stonefruit$118,86340
Walnuts$74,827186
Processing Freestone$54,79977
Tangelos$50,10539
Dry Beans$47,582170
Barley$44,958167
Fresh Plum$25,80742
Forage Production$25,504853
Corn$23,7511,032
Citrus$013
Processing Cling Peaches$04
Fresh Apricots$04
Nursery (FG&C)$025
1995-2018$156,818,32032,560

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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