Crop Insurance

South Carolina

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in South Carolina

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Horry County, South Carolina$147,445,03032,185
Williamsburg County, South Carolina$78,397,01523,471
Florence County, South Carolina$72,308,36523,191
Edgefield County, South Carolina$60,903,6911,193
Darlington County, South Carolina$58,670,11817,391
Clarendon County, South Carolina$53,794,33016,246
Orangeburg County, South Carolina$53,381,03921,024
Saluda County, South Carolina$47,491,7311,888
Marion County, South Carolina$35,009,35310,190
Lee County, South Carolina$33,027,77612,698
Dillon County, South Carolina$32,976,35113,450
Sumter County, South Carolina$24,653,74612,202
Spartanburg County, South Carolina$24,036,3101,975
Marlboro County, South Carolina$23,119,8927,697
Colleton County, South Carolina$22,863,8854,638
Aiken County, South Carolina$20,114,7065,150
Chesterfield County, South Carolina$19,702,9324,529
Calhoun County, South Carolina$19,050,6537,513
Hampton County, South Carolina$17,610,6436,795
Allendale County, South Carolina$17,173,2763,884
Dorchester County, South Carolina$12,373,2995,590
Bamberg County, South Carolina$11,752,4106,221
Richland County, South Carolina$10,417,3752,327
Georgetown County, South Carolina$10,115,0075,142
Berkeley County, South Carolina$9,255,6962,936
Barnwell County, South Carolina$5,212,0915,482
Anderson County, South Carolina$4,604,2522,238
York County, South Carolina$4,115,4261,281
Cherokee County, South Carolina$3,609,264602
Lexington County, South Carolina$3,533,4752,899
Newberry County, South Carolina$2,402,8911,806
Kershaw County, South Carolina$2,343,4151,501
Greenville County, South Carolina$2,338,242424
Oconee County, South Carolina$1,784,172793
Laurens County, South Carolina$1,569,930673
Chester County, South Carolina$1,443,248773
Jasper County, South Carolina$1,390,2121,310
Unknown county in South Carolin$1,231,614624
Lancaster County, South Carolina$933,401642
Charleston County, South Carolina$886,719720
Abbeville County, South Carolina$288,522430
Beaufort County, South Carolina$173,612344
Pickens County, South Carolina$160,359178
Fairfield County, South Carolina$33,595123
Greenwood County, South Carolina$19,639164
Union County, South Carolina$11,25413

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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