Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies
CropPremium Subsidies
1995-2017
Policies
Forage Production$6,595,234898
Wheat$4,249,352656
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage$1,724,16348
Alfalfa Seed$404,253123
Whole Farm Revenue Protection$306,65612
Forage Seeding$297,691341
Miscellaneous Crops$220,033100
Corn$208,97382
Barley$14,462175
1995-2017$14,020,8172,435

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 1995-2017 is $14.6 billion.

 

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