Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Colorado

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Colorado

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

Conservation practices installed on CRP acres, cumulative, as of January 2020, Colorado

1Grass plantings - native848,58846.3%
2Existing grass450,92524.6%
3Wildlife habitat280,60715.3%
4CRP grasslands - native grasses80,4644.4%
5State acres for wildlife enhancement72,6754.0%
6Grass plantings - introduced69,5493.8%
7Pollinator habitat19,2121.0%
9Rare and declining habitat1,7110.1%
10Wetland restoration - non-floodplain1,524< 0.1%
11CRP grasslands - introduced grasses1,467< 0.1%
12Upland bird habitat buffers1,261< 0.1%
13Field windbreaks843< 0.1%
14Riparian buffers415< 0.1%
15Grass waterways357< 0.1%
16Farmable wetland program - buffer127< 0.1%
17Wildlife food plots96< 0.1%
18Filter strips59< 0.1%
19Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife58< 0.1%
20Farmable wetland program - wetland34< 0.1%
21Marginal pasture buffers - wetland32< 0.1%
22Wetland restoration26< 0.1%
23Living snow fences23< 0.1%
24Existing trees22< 0.1%
25Shallow water for wildlife12< 0.1%
26Tree plantings - softwoods11< 0.1%
27Contour grass strips9< 0.1%
28Salinity reducing Vegetation7< 0.1%
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 Total Acres1,831,935 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Baca County, Colorado$35,549,755
2Weld County, Colorado$29,090,876
3Kiowa County, Colorado$24,026,963
4Prowers County, Colorado$20,748,463
5Yuma County, Colorado$18,130,640
6Kit Carson County, Colorado$15,640,980
7Washington County, Colorado$15,487,250
8Cheyenne County, Colorado$14,959,569
9Lincoln County, Colorado$12,980,196
10Logan County, Colorado$10,209,803
11Morgan County, Colorado$6,595,642
12Pueblo County, Colorado$5,229,601
13Bent County, Colorado$4,679,387
14Elbert County, Colorado$4,491,959
15Phillips County, Colorado$4,257,897
16Crowley County, Colorado$3,273,598
17Adams County, Colorado$2,957,711
18Las Animas County, Colorado$2,756,317
19Moffat County, Colorado$2,736,768
20Dolores County, Colorado$2,686,318
21Alamosa County, Colorado$2,553,086
22Sedgwick County, Colorado$2,286,486
23Routt County, Colorado$2,067,087
24Saguache County, Colorado$1,939,055
25Montezuma County, Colorado$1,732,008
26El Paso County, Colorado$1,722,665
27La Plata County, Colorado$1,688,822
28Arapahoe County, Colorado$933,202
29Rio Grande County, Colorado$651,036
30San Miguel County, Colorado$611,315
31Otero County, Colorado$316,602
32Rio Blanco County, Colorado$93,814
33Larimer County, Colorado$66,780
34Huerfano County, Colorado$52,518
35Jackson County, Colorado$11,072
36Garfield County, Colorado$9,269
37Boulder County, Colorado$6,137
38Douglas County, Colorado$5,526
39Conejos County, Colorado$4,169
40Costilla County, Colorado$1,560
41Archuleta County, Colorado$1,460
42Montrose County, Colorado$1,148
43Gunnison County, Colorado$1,078
44Park County, Colorado$337
45Pitkin County, Colorado$0
46Custer County, Colorado$0
47Delta County, Colorado$0
48Summit County, Colorado$0
49Teller County, Colorado$0
50Clear Creek County, Colorado$0
51Chaffee County, Colorado$0
52Eagle County, Colorado$0
53Fremont County, Colorado$0
54Gilpin County, Colorado$0
55Ouray County, Colorado$0
56Grand County, Colorado$0
57Hinsdale County, Colorado$0
58Mineral County, Colorado$0
59Mesa County, Colorado$0
60Jefferson County, Colorado$0
61Lake County, Colorado$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Colorado, 2017

Land in Colorado, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:38,893
Total Acres in Farms:31,820,957
Cropland Acres:11,056,259
Permanent pasture and rangeland:18,801,276
Woodland Acres:1,308,918

Livestock in Colorado, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 4,536,917
Cattle and calves inventory2,812,306
Hogs and pigs inventory737,663
Sheep and lambs inventory414,672

Crops in Colorado, 2017


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