Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities
CropIndemnities
1995-2018
Policies
Miscellaneous Crops$17,664,520415
Orange Trees$11,357,241652
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$7,342,57578
Grapefruit Trees$2,833,669152
Fresh Market Tomatoes$1,500,30449
Apiculture$1,116,14264
Citrus II$1,080,612470
Citrus V$840,448110
Peppers$791,81838
Citrus VII$598,044194
Citrus I$546,288405
All Other Citrus Trees$432,399170
Citrus IV$235,093137
Nursery (FG&C)$219,14660
Grapefruit$025
Tangors$014
Oranges$0127
1995-2018$46,558,2993,160

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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