Crop Insurance

Brown County, Texas

Background Information

Total Costs

Indemnities

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) of the Crop Insurance Program in Brown County, Texas

Total Costs (see methodology)

YearTotal Costs (see methodology)Policies
1995$65,412266
1996$167,024251
1997$96,423232
1998$306,671161
1999$420,742199
2000$959,458251
2001$207,183275
2002$78,997312
2003$106,165288
2004$45,107289
2005$16,045237
2006$83,031209
2007$110,800193
2008$196,521145
2009$795,383135
2010$36,360122
2011$463,860129
2012$77,050139
2013$155,749138
2014$108,178124
2015$-13,844124
2016$122,692103
2017$-37,00587
2018$39,90681
1995-2018$4,607,9094,490

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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