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$7,726,6871,232
Jefferson County, West Virginia$5,909,1233,903
Lincoln County, West Virginia$3,882,1101,520
Berkeley County, West Virginia$3,583,2492,106
Monroe County, West Virginia$1,968,121815
Mason County, West Virginia$1,953,0902,771
Hardy County, West Virginia$1,737,0721,356
Pendleton County, West Virginia$1,198,736757
Morgan County, West Virginia$841,903291
Putnam County, West Virginia$834,6581,014
Cabell County, West Virginia$373,8991,091
Jackson County, West Virginia$372,699626
Unknown county in West Virginia$347,016441
Mineral County, West Virginia$343,142445
Greenbrier County, West Virginia$332,757631
Grant County, West Virginia$278,626342
Preston County, West Virginia$231,105358
Summers County, West Virginia$153,15278
Wood County, West Virginia$133,466174
Pocahontas County, West Virginia$119,297454
Randolph County, West Virginia$67,56347
Raleigh County, West Virginia$66,49432
Wayne County, West Virginia$62,602194
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
Ritchie County, West Virginia$04
Lewis County, West Virginia$06
Tyler County, West Virginia$04
Brooke County, West Virginia$05

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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