Crops Insured Acres
Total Acres
Percent Insured
Alfalfa Seed
19,848
51,430
39%
Almonds 786,978 1,273,518 62%
Apples 4,384 9,975 44%
Avocados 30,967 47,308 65%
Barley 26,867 25,426 RMA Data Exceeds NASS
Blueberries 4,290 6,300 68%
Cherries 29,641 39,794 74%
Citrus - 7 types of fruit 233,051 317,939 73%

Grapefruit - no type specified

6,617
9,466 70%

Lemons - no type specified

38,890 49,433 79%

Tangelos - Minneola/Honeybell

5,303 1,362 RMA Data Exceeds NASS

Oranges

(Navel, Sweet, Valencia, Unspecified)

133,876 175,439 76%

Mandarins/Tangerines

48,365 78,115 62%
Corn 133,303 24,771 RMA Data Exceeds NASS
Cotton & ELS Cotton 
244,574 300,482 81%
Beans (Dry)
19,692 71,702 27%
Figs 4,158 5,060 82%
Forage Production
65,312 690,768 9%
Grapes (Table)
76,199 140,276 54%
Grapes (Wine)
452,981  571,352 79%
Grain Sorghum
603 10,970 6%
Mint 363 1,716 21%
Oats 1,709 7,107 24%
Olives 22,273 41,383 54%
Onions 20,797 52,869 39%
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage
3,115,521 19,716,401 16%
Pears 7,904 9,882 80%
Pecans
1,434 2,871 50%
Pistachios 165,723 358,155 46%
Potatoes
24,571 29,292 92%
Prunes 38,874 46,695 83%
Rice 467,799 486,484 96%
Rice (Cultivated Wild)
10,660 9,785 RMA Data Exceeds NASS
Safflower 29,668 31,602 94%
Stonefruit (Includes Plums)   58,578 104,329 56%

Apricots

  2,211
8,293 27%

Peaches

17,754
31,666
56%

Fresh Nectarines

13,678
21,235 65%

Plums

11,514 20,472 56%

Cling Peaches

13,421 22,663 59%
Strawberries
227 27,657 1%
Sugar Beets
9,938 24,900 40%
Tomatoes (Fresh)
9,369 21,780 43%
Tomatoes (Processing)
221,890 227,412 98%
Triticale 7,053 8,335 85%
Walnuts 168,635 394,096 43%
Wheat 120,071 244,800 49%
Crop Pilot Program
Program County Availability
Cherries Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare and Yuba Counties 
Citrus Dollar (Navels)
Fresno, Kern, Madera, and Tulare Counties 
PRF (Rainfall Index) All Counties
Olives Butte, Colusa, Fresno, Glenn, Tehama, Kern, Madera, San Joaquin, Shasta, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, Yolo Counties 
Pistachios Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Fresno, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yolo, Yuba Counties 
Whole Farm Revenue Protection
All Counties
Dollar Liability Program
Total Dollar Liability
Apiculture (Rainfall Index)
$48,183,829
Forage Seeding
$3,165,106
Livestock Gross Margin Dairy
$27,609,665
Livestock Risk Protection Feeder Cattle and Lamb
$6,198,865
Nursery $113,501,180
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index)
$64,388,341
Raisins $155,684,192
Whole Farm Revenue Protection
$338,506,912
15 Year Crop Insurance History for California
Year Policies Earning Premium
Net Acres Insured
Liability Gross Premium
Losses Loss Ratio
2004 25,629 3,908.123 3,153,568,412 157.913.694 83,152,323 0.53
2005 24,859 3,818,813 3,317,832,621 186,995,411 92,497,107 0.55
2006 24,490 3,732,668 3,658,867,941 186,617,268 88,506,353 0.47
2007 24,207 3,780,829 3,708,288,115 187,455,253 154,139,100 0.82
2008 24,074 3,810,375 3,911,645,612 197,920,945 89,455,031 0.45
2009 24,723 3,932,306 4,648,316,411 243,273,227 177,694,925 0.73
2010 24,649
3,752,230 4,493,432,544 219,282,609 111,142,020 0.51
2011 24,726 4,062,207 4,792,588,280 248,898.972 110,209,054 0.44
2012 25,462 4,600,044 5,394,444,735 260,903,031 112,207,209 0.43
2013 25,408 5,238,284 6,135,260,032 288,391,743 129,091,231 0.45
2014 26,300 6,765,108 7,720,921,518 392,164,580 302,683,204 0.77
2015 25,488 6,758,854
8,831,603,356 415,162,833 633,986,303 1.24
2016 25,004
6,230,569 10,024,794,353 480,828,640 335,028,838 0.81
2017* 24,128 6,489,202 8,351,958,379 410,404,322 335,001,782 0.82
2018 24,050 6,655,374 8,448,772,272 414,336,975 263,930,092 0.64
*Data current as of March 12, 2019. For current data go to RMA’s Summary of Business tool.
Where to Buy Crop Insurance
All multi-peril crop insurance, including Catastrophic Risk Protection policies, are available from private crop insurance agents. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA service centers and on RMA’s website.
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