Crop Insurance

West Virginia

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Indemnities by County in West Virginia

Hampshire County, West Virginia$8,182,8191,255
Jefferson County, West Virginia$5,985,7274,065
Lincoln County, West Virginia$3,882,1101,520
Berkeley County, West Virginia$3,592,9602,165
Mason County, West Virginia$2,069,5902,812
Monroe County, West Virginia$1,986,939832
Hardy County, West Virginia$1,743,1041,409
Pendleton County, West Virginia$1,206,809778
Morgan County, West Virginia$841,903291
Putnam County, West Virginia$834,6581,014
Preston County, West Virginia$426,265372
Mineral County, West Virginia$422,320455
Jackson County, West Virginia$411,904632
Cabell County, West Virginia$373,8991,091
Greenbrier County, West Virginia$365,889644
Unknown county in West Virginia$355,722464
Grant County, West Virginia$278,626348
Summers County, West Virginia$153,15278
Wood County, West Virginia$133,466174
Pocahontas County, West Virginia$119,297465
Randolph County, West Virginia$67,72750
Raleigh County, West Virginia$66,49432
Wayne County, West Virginia$62,602198
Marshall County, West Virginia$58,49768
Ohio County, West Virginia$19,41198
Mercer County, West Virginia$13,25482
Braxton County, West Virginia$3,68915
Wirt County, West Virginia$1,33319
Nicholas County, West Virginia$45120
Harrison County, West Virginia$744
Brooke County, West Virginia$05
Ritchie County, West Virginia$04
Tyler County, West Virginia$04
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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