Crop Insurance

West Virginia

Background Information

Total Costs


Administrative and Operating Expense Reimbursements

Premium Subsidy

Farmer Premiums

Total Costs (see methodology) by County in West Virginia

Total Costs (see methodology)
CountyTotal Costs (see methodology)
Hampshire County, West Virginia$7,108,1571,255
Lincoln County, West Virginia$3,562,7751,520
Jefferson County, West Virginia$2,994,6424,065
Berkeley County, West Virginia$2,768,4232,165
Monroe County, West Virginia$1,702,132832
Mason County, West Virginia$1,300,8212,812
Hardy County, West Virginia$935,5091,409
Pendleton County, West Virginia$865,387778
Morgan County, West Virginia$720,880291
Putnam County, West Virginia$707,5671,014
Mineral County, West Virginia$345,220455
Cabell County, West Virginia$331,5191,091
Preston County, West Virginia$326,685372
Jackson County, West Virginia$323,864632
Greenbrier County, West Virginia$306,568644
Unknown county in West Virginia$298,771464
Grant County, West Virginia$207,319348
Summers County, West Virginia$136,35378
Randolph County, West Virginia$72,86950
Pocahontas County, West Virginia$70,864465
Wood County, West Virginia$67,076174
Raleigh County, West Virginia$63,26032
Marshall County, West Virginia$52,39368
Wayne County, West Virginia$51,772198
Ohio County, West Virginia$16,79198
Mercer County, West Virginia$11,46282
Braxton County, West Virginia$3,62415
Wirt County, West Virginia$2,90119
Nicholas County, West Virginia$1,44220
Harrison County, West Virginia$2204
Brooke County, West Virginia$2045
Lewis County, West Virginia$1346
Tyler County, West Virginia$924
Ritchie County, West Virginia$-1084

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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