Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in Meagher County, Montana

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Chouteau County, Montana$118,971,83663,852
Roosevelt County, Montana$110,433,38939,256
Hill County, Montana$106,736,34953,159
Valley County, Montana$99,273,34835,262
Sheridan County, Montana$94,342,22054,728
Pondera County, Montana$67,367,43134,540
Liberty County, Montana$65,064,71026,213
Toole County, Montana$62,774,85234,387
Daniels County, Montana$62,019,28734,988
Blaine County, Montana$61,233,55326,829
Glacier County, Montana$58,505,04616,226
McCone County, Montana$54,706,51124,822
Fergus County, Montana$53,105,57933,309
Phillips County, Montana$52,083,47822,785
Big Horn County, Montana$49,616,00116,260
Teton County, Montana$41,429,69131,191
Cascade County, Montana$35,934,23028,365
Carter County, Montana$28,743,4129,840
Judith Basin County, Montana$28,377,78718,861
Richland County, Montana$26,884,66025,849
Dawson County, Montana$26,231,40928,581
Yellowstone County, Montana$25,620,35522,285
Fallon County, Montana$20,179,57713,015
Powder River County, Montana$20,162,2608,582
Rosebud County, Montana$16,867,7018,053
Wheatland County, Montana$15,476,8624,960
Petroleum County, Montana$14,911,1542,769
Golden Valley County, Montana$14,402,5655,359
Stillwater County, Montana$13,245,10610,499
Custer County, Montana$13,123,3539,727
Wibaux County, Montana$12,916,02511,303
Garfield County, Montana$11,035,7407,077
Musselshell County, Montana$10,589,8534,529
Gallatin County, Montana$8,341,5126,117
Carbon County, Montana$8,248,2097,960
Broadwater County, Montana$7,568,1003,758
Prairie County, Montana$6,608,0788,269
Madison County, Montana$4,383,9832,903
Lewis and Clark County, Montana$4,332,9102,652
Beaverhead County, Montana$4,029,3942,264
Sweet Grass County, Montana$3,345,7331,975
Treasure County, Montana$3,233,6063,536
Lake County, Montana$3,089,1093,168
Meagher County, Montana$2,511,8091,839
Park County, Montana$2,276,2922,567
Flathead County, Montana$2,017,2801,914
Jefferson County, Montana$1,329,207739
Deer Lodge County, Montana$857,825279
Ravalli County, Montana$667,504450
Powell County, Montana$548,877444
Sanders County, Montana$505,038456
Unknown county in Montana$279,028137
Missoula County, Montana$219,283461
Granite County, Montana$10,230109
Mineral County, Montana$-1,16898

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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