Crops

Insured Acres

Total Acres

Percent Insured

Apples

36

NA

NA

Barley

405

NA

NA

Blueberries

0

NA

NA

Canola

0

NA

NA

Corn

342,961

380,000

90%

Cotton

298,184

300,000

99%

Flue Cured Tobacco

7,827

8,300

94%

Fresh Market Tomatoes

63

3,300*

2%

Grain Sorghum

6,228

NA

NA

Oats

2,917

NA

NA

Peaches

12,450

14,000*

89%

Peanuts

62,569

65,000

96%

Rye

0

NA

NA

Soybeans

305,981

335,000

91%

Wheat

154,934**

70,000

NA

Crop Pilot Programs

County Availability

Total Liability

Apiculture

All

$871,591

Clams

Beaufort, Charleston

$0

Pasture, Rangeland, Forage

All

5,793,932

Whole Farm Revenue Protection

All

$4,020,770

Dollar Liability Program

 

Total Dollar Liability

Nursery - Field Grown and Container

$24,498,569

* 2018 total acres (2019 acres not available as of January 2020)

** Higher than normal prevented planted acreage caused insured acres to be greater than planted acres.

15 Year Crop Insurance History for South Carolina

Year

Policies Earning Premium

Net Acres Insured

Liability

Gross Premium

Losses

Loss Ratio

2005

5,409

1,045,961

276,714,190

28,561,850

18,745,176

0.66

2006

5,026

1,013,910

324,526,166

31,291,761

21,772,185

0.70

2007

5,107

1,060,495

354,242,242

38,602,050

55,049,456

1.43

2008

5,517

1,175,835

425,500,380

54,159,594

50,014,450

0.92

2009

5,294

1,135,204

383,914,009

53,790,058

35,113,997

0.65

2010

5,203

1,128,474

379,592,929

52,391,487

28,318,594

0.54

2011

5,390

1,153,854

533,507,027

79,676,303

70,979,060

0.89

2012

5,822

1,201,530

512,787,095

73,789,922

26,601,285

0.36

2013

6,144

1,222,083

513,772,963

73,021,109

60,662,010

0.83

2014

5,958

1,251,857

482,745,720

66,843,742

42,508,011

0.16

2015

5,757

1,220,464

422,126,662

65,926,808

148,180,078

2.25

2016

6,027

1,315,844

431,372,306

70,382,387

74,958,478

1.07

2017

5,437

1,146,807

497,935,798

78,673,876

57,982,060

0.74

2018

5,235

1,140,676

504,754,534

81,620,864

83,626,282

1.02

 

5,434

1,219,044

496,165,947

87,496,308

70,387,922

0.81

Data current as of January 23, 2020. 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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