Crop Insurance

Starr 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 Starr County, Texas

Total Costs (see methodology)

YearTotal Costs (see methodology)Policies
1995$4,152,967233
1996$3,770,154215
1997$1,943,804265
1998$3,730,477300
1999$1,384,685287
2000$1,387,821299
2001$2,192,343265
2002$2,878,072302
2003$1,768,610213
2004$2,209,221266
2005$1,516,431247
2006$4,429,522249
2007$505,710265
2008$2,048,380264
2009$2,871,989308
2010$1,367,666344
2011$7,201,755336
2012$2,033,417404
2013$5,187,744405
2014$3,523,156432
2015$1,467,512394
2016$1,502,126328
2017$3,072,943309
2018$2,964,961295
1995-2018$65,111,4627,225

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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