Crop Insurance

West Virginia

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements by County in West Virginia

Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
CountyAdministrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements
Jefferson County, West Virginia$2,337,9223,903
Berkeley County, West Virginia$1,364,8882,106
Hampshire County, West Virginia$876,4791,232
Hardy County, West Virginia$679,0831,356
Mason County, West Virginia$673,8722,771
Lincoln County, West Virginia$306,6441,520
Pendleton County, West Virginia$271,544757
Monroe County, West Virginia$224,735815
Putnam County, West Virginia$151,0241,014
Morgan County, West Virginia$110,059291
Grant County, West Virginia$90,093342
Preston County, West Virginia$80,113358
Cabell County, West Virginia$72,1751,091
Greenbrier County, West Virginia$62,787631
Jackson County, West Virginia$60,925626
Mineral County, West Virginia$60,387445
Unknown county in West Virginia$60,207441
Wood County, West Virginia$47,074174
Pocahontas County, West Virginia$36,310454
Summers County, West Virginia$14,78578
Wayne County, West Virginia$13,859194
Randolph County, West Virginia$13,74647
Ohio County, West Virginia$6,97898
Marshall County, West Virginia$4,28868
Wirt County, West Virginia$2,45419
Raleigh County, West Virginia$2,18032
Mercer County, West Virginia$1,45782
Nicholas County, West Virginia$84920
Braxton County, West Virginia$36815
Ritchie County, West Virginia$1694
Brooke County, West Virginia$1635
Harrison County, West Virginia$1174
Lewis County, West Virginia$1076
Tyler County, West Virginia$744

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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