Crops Insured Acres
Total Acres
Percent Insured
Apples 40 N/A N/A
Barley 426
N/A N/A
Blueberries 0 N/A N/A
Canola 1,533 N/A N/A
Corn 295,600 340,000 87%
Cotton 299,466 300,000 99%
Flue Cured Tobacco
11,818 12,300 96%
Fresh Market Tomatoes
222 2,900* 8%
Grain Sorghum
3,588 N/A N/A
Oats 1,741 19,000 9%
Peaches 11,843 14,000* 85%
Peanuts 82,915 87,000 95%
Rye 1,362 N/A N/A
Soybeans 347,263 390,000 89%
Wheat 62,936 80,000 79%
* 2017 total acres (2018 acres not available as of March 2019)
Crop Pilot Programs
County Availability
Total Liability
Apiculture All $889,467
Clams Beaufort, Charlston
$0
Pasture, Rangeland, Forage
All $4,701,757
Whole Farm Revenue Protection
All $29,065,912
Dollar Liability Program
Total Dollar Liability
Nursery – Field Grown and Container
$21,952,133
15 Year Crop Insurance History for South Carolina
Year Policies Earning Premium
Net Acres Insured
Liability Gross Premium
Losses Loss Ratio
2004 6,541 1,135,781 316,680,585 32,179,942 20,152,919 0.63
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 
Data current as of March 11, 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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