Crop Insurance

West Virginia

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Farmer Premiums by County in West Virginia

Farmer Premiums
CountyFarmer Premiums
Jefferson County, West Virginia$5,454,3064,065
Berkeley County, West Virginia$2,225,8702,165
Hampshire County, West Virginia$1,980,6741,255
Hardy County, West Virginia$1,530,8931,409
Mason County, West Virginia$1,469,7202,812
Pendleton County, West Virginia$624,720778
Lincoln County, West Virginia$612,8541,520
Monroe County, West Virginia$512,821832
Putnam County, West Virginia$273,8721,014
Morgan County, West Virginia$232,591291
Preston County, West Virginia$200,658372
Grant County, West Virginia$166,552348
Jackson County, West Virginia$150,355632
Mineral County, West Virginia$140,830455
Greenbrier County, West Virginia$129,704644
Unknown county in West Virginia$124,800464
Cabell County, West Virginia$113,8061,091
Wood County, West Virginia$113,219174
Pocahontas County, West Virginia$86,774465
Summers County, West Virginia$30,68178
Wayne County, West Virginia$25,069198
Ohio County, West Virginia$9,85198
Randolph County, West Virginia$9,45550
Marshall County, West Virginia$9,08668
Raleigh County, West Virginia$5,06732
Mercer County, West Virginia$3,09182
Wirt County, West Virginia$89319
Braxton County, West Virginia$49115
Ritchie County, West Virginia$2824
Brooke County, West Virginia$05
Harrison County, West Virginia$04
Tyler County, West Virginia$04
Nicholas County, West Virginia$020
Lewis County, West Virginia$06

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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