Crops Insured Acres
Total Acres
Percent Insured
Alfalfa Seed
18,930 37,707 50%
Almonds 749,863 900,000 83%
Apples 5,355 10,561 51%
Avocados 33,256 55,081 61%
Barley 24,491 65,000 38%
Blueberries 4,160 6,188 67%
Cherries 28,461 39,712 72%
Citrus - 8 types of fruit
232,676 263,889 88%
Corn 148,544 470,000 32%
Cotton & ELS Cotton
270,622 303,090 91%
Beans (Dry)
26,906 45,000 67%
Figs 3,704 6,755 55%
Forage Production
105,572 820,000 16%
Grapes (Table)
76,746 114,315 67%
Grapes (Wine)
466,125 572,000 82%
Grain Sorghum
4,894 11,841 41%
Mint 801 1,488 54%
Oats 2,761 10,000 28%
Olives 24,517 40,257 61%
Onions 24,517 44,564 55%
Pears 7,817 10,417 75%
Pecans 1,343 2,283 59%
Pistachios 136,520 291,339 47%
Potatoes 19,132 33,000 58%
Prunes 40,029 45,000 89%
Rice 495,314 564,000 97%
Rice (Cultivated Wild) 13,301 14,000 95%
Safflower 42,231 56,000
76%
Stonefruit (includes Plums)
60,716 125,781 48%
Strawberries 972 40,022 3%
Sugar Beets 3,809 25,200 15%
Tomatoes (Fresh) 10,788 22,584 48%
Tomatoes (Processing) 245,548 261,000 94%
Walnuts 157,698 315,000 50%
Wheat 146,522 470,000 31%
Crop Pilot Programs
Program County Availability
Whole Farm Revenue Protection  All Counties
Avocados
Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties
Cherries Butte, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, Santa Clara, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tulare, and Yuba Counties
Strawberries Fresno, Merced, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Ventura 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
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
Dollar Liability Program
Total Dollar Liability
Whole Farm Revenue Protection
$267,810,633
Apiculture (Rainfall Index)
$28,551,665
Forage Seeding $1,917,284
Livestock Gross Margin - Dairy $12,393,231
Livestock Risk Protection Feeder Cattle and Lamb $2,516,510
Nursery $96,161,048
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage (Rainfall Index) $52,973,586
Raisins $173,722,528
15 Year Crop Insurance History for California
Year Policies Earning Premium
Net Acres Insured
Liability Gross Premium
Losses
Loss Ratio
2002 27,200 3,920,007 2,833,618,262 146,356,279 79,069,948 0.54
2003 26,471 3,990,438 2,951,841,797 150,191,677 79,366,135 0.53
2004
25,629 3,908,123 3,153,568,412 157,913,694 83,152,323 0.53
2005 24,859 3,818,813 3,317,832,621 168,995,411 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 25,481 6,757,711 8,835,006,677 415,633,078 631,974,033 1.52
2016* 24,940 6,241,212 9,983,712,392 481,762,556 215,158,175 0.45
Data current as of January 20, 2017. 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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