Crop Insurance

South Dakota

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities by County in South Dakota

Brown County, South Dakota$565,586,67196,295
Spink County, South Dakota$329,808,97292,249
Hutchinson County, South Dakota$312,692,29282,601
Beadle County, South Dakota$284,070,59575,932
Edmunds County, South Dakota$239,501,85252,676
Sully County, South Dakota$227,037,39448,337
Charles Mix County, South Dakota$214,118,38287,102
Hand County, South Dakota$206,149,48257,158
Faulk County, South Dakota$182,765,48243,270
Marshall County, South Dakota$182,751,29042,907
Turner County, South Dakota$175,557,21660,186
Clay County, South Dakota$175,246,96642,334
McCook County, South Dakota$154,368,50050,865
Kingsbury County, South Dakota$149,112,52175,882
Bon Homme County, South Dakota$148,326,56550,113
Lincoln County, South Dakota$147,774,47954,373
Yankton County, South Dakota$142,552,62446,395
Potter County, South Dakota$141,953,18843,220
Day County, South Dakota$138,874,55262,038
Aurora County, South Dakota$138,508,83753,078
Clark County, South Dakota$135,715,49469,942
Lyman County, South Dakota$133,783,42848,262
Brule County, South Dakota$130,101,77957,941
Hughes County, South Dakota$129,258,86838,967
Hanson County, South Dakota$127,250,57040,073
Douglas County, South Dakota$125,402,13354,481
Davison County, South Dakota$123,536,40741,742
Union County, South Dakota$120,109,81936,380
Roberts County, South Dakota$118,565,23161,699
McPherson County, South Dakota$118,321,89246,276
Minnehaha County, South Dakota$106,978,00454,853
Sanborn County, South Dakota$105,927,83334,691
Hyde County, South Dakota$100,536,76831,913
Stanley County, South Dakota$98,446,23419,247
Haakon County, South Dakota$90,462,64423,284
Tripp County, South Dakota$89,713,80275,832
Miner County, South Dakota$85,138,70839,374
Codington County, South Dakota$81,742,20555,421
Perkins County, South Dakota$75,770,92044,354
Brookings County, South Dakota$75,598,76663,512
Lake County, South Dakota$75,417,10656,347
Corson County, South Dakota$71,309,25934,389
Grant County, South Dakota$71,081,99344,086
Hamlin County, South Dakota$68,306,69143,796
Walworth County, South Dakota$67,942,21535,533
Jerauld County, South Dakota$64,320,28832,417
Meade County, South Dakota$63,029,36423,795
Campbell County, South Dakota$61,774,22439,403
Gregory County, South Dakota$59,581,61544,746
Pennington County, South Dakota$57,548,52417,453
Deuel County, South Dakota$56,519,27947,623
Moody County, South Dakota$51,702,74338,247
Ziebach County, South Dakota$48,583,48117,656
Jones County, South Dakota$46,603,26915,731
Dewey County, South Dakota$45,405,14821,472
Buffalo County, South Dakota$43,877,41016,406
Jackson County, South Dakota$42,319,30815,444
Bennett County, South Dakota$40,912,63518,636
Harding County, South Dakota$31,117,48714,985
Mellette County, South Dakota$22,599,68216,405
Todd County, South Dakota$20,873,97011,620
Fall River County, South Dakota$18,035,9996,519
Shannon County, South Dakota$17,905,0876,953
Butte County, South Dakota$15,713,78111,819
Custer County, South Dakota$7,373,5993,350
Lawrence County, South Dakota$800,4531,265
Unknown county in South Dakota$33,00226

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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