Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2018
Policies
Orange Trees$5,161,764652
Miscellaneous Crops$4,696,998415
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$3,089,70278
Citrus II$1,344,138470
Oranges$658,482127
Apiculture$563,33164
Grapefruit Trees$529,382152
Citrus VII$528,402194
Citrus I$445,053405
All Other Citrus Trees$433,458170
Nursery (FG&C)$208,62060
Fresh Market Tomatoes$195,18249
Citrus IV$146,049137
Citrus V$140,433110
Peppers$124,64638
Grapefruit$112,41625
Tangors$26,74414
1995-2018$18,404,8003,160

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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