Crop Insurance

Brown County, Texas

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities Paid to Farmers by the Crop Insurance Program in Brown County, Texas

Indemnities

YearIndemnitiesPolicies
1995$52,842266
1996$155,730251
1997$95,205232
1998$317,401161
1999$486,859199
2000$1,063,958251
2001$228,660275
2002$93,016312
2003$111,831288
2004$53,063289
2005$16,067237
2006$82,339209
2007$171,712193
2008$249,882145
2009$885,417135
2010$88,065122
2011$557,418129
2012$212,937139
2013$240,657138
2014$185,751124
2015$58,699124
2016$201,933103
2017$49,60887
2018$76,71081
1995-2018$5,735,7604,490

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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