Crop Insurance


Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in Oregon

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Umatilla County, Oregon$152,493,18053,756
Morrow County, Oregon$116,461,95312,232
Gilliam County, Oregon$52,354,1307,231
Wasco County, Oregon$37,404,1246,728
Malheur County, Oregon$35,768,39114,950
Sherman County, Oregon$29,858,16514,469
Klamath County, Oregon$22,813,7564,498
Union County, Oregon$8,391,4143,924
Washington County, Oregon$8,316,1201,347
Yamhill County, Oregon$6,377,6702,204
Marion County, Oregon$5,867,6872,021
Wallowa County, Oregon$5,727,2632,839
Jackson County, Oregon$5,061,100500
Coos County, Oregon$4,031,475989
Hood River County, Oregon$3,925,3064,197
Clackamas County, Oregon$3,586,114804
Polk County, Oregon$2,869,6041,189
Jefferson County, Oregon$2,442,7071,123
Baker County, Oregon$1,430,406756
Curry County, Oregon$1,414,637288
Benton County, Oregon$1,360,284334
Multnomah County, Oregon$994,328261
Harney County, Oregon$734,436101
Unknown county in Oregon$611,187373
Douglas County, Oregon$568,284226
Crook County, Oregon$518,511252
Josephine County, Oregon$465,602136
Lake County, Oregon$369,05780
Grant County, Oregon$320,5437
Linn County, Oregon$189,798495
Lane County, Oregon$178,082374
Columbia County, Oregon$45,37115
Deschutes County, Oregon$-13,77131

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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