Crop Insurance

West Virginia

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Premium Subsidies by County in West Virginia

Premium Subsidies
CountyPremium Subsidies
Jefferson County, West Virginia$8,470,9693,903
Berkeley County, West Virginia$5,403,8992,106
Hampshire County, West Virginia$2,854,7401,232
Hardy County, West Virginia$2,481,1401,356
Mason County, West Virginia$2,366,4652,771
Pendleton County, West Virginia$950,397757
Monroe County, West Virginia$855,471815
Lincoln County, West Virginia$775,4721,520
Putnam County, West Virginia$516,6081,014
Morgan County, West Virginia$383,793291
Grant County, West Virginia$345,422342
Preston County, West Virginia$334,239358
Greenbrier County, West Virginia$246,446631
Unknown county in West Virginia$230,393441
Jackson County, West Virginia$213,351626
Cabell County, West Virginia$208,5911,091
Mineral County, West Virginia$208,098445
Wood County, West Virginia$161,930174
Pocahontas County, West Virginia$126,308454
Randolph County, West Virginia$80,96747
Wayne County, West Virginia$46,815194
Summers County, West Virginia$34,79278
Ohio County, West Virginia$22,38498
Marshall County, West Virginia$10,20468
Wirt County, West Virginia$10,08419
Raleigh County, West Virginia$4,17432
Nicholas County, West Virginia$3,44720
Mercer County, West Virginia$3,18082
Braxton County, West Virginia$98515
Brooke County, West Virginia$6675
Ritchie County, West Virginia$4944
Harrison County, West Virginia$4794
Lewis County, West Virginia$4396
Tyler County, West Virginia$3024

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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