Crop Insurance

Wasco County, Oregon

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities Paid to Farmers by the Crop Insurance Program in Wasco County, Oregon

Indemnities

YearIndemnitiesPolicies
1995$3,728234
1996$16,426192
1997$106,234184
1998$35,999183
1999$393,864269
2000$1,647,491288
2001$4,378,581310
2002$4,823,208324
2003$3,022,851324
2004$1,108,273330
2005$1,560,296328
2006$926,521325
2007$1,621,390311
2008$2,384,055316
2009$8,612,989284
2010$1,093,289300
2011$1,309,613313
2012$1,432,306325
2013$3,441,640316
2014$1,840,230314
2015$3,925,244320
2016$1,677,305324
2017$2,782,485314
1995-2017$48,144,0186,728

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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