Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Delaware

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Delaware

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

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

1Tree plantings - hardwoods2,08759.4%
2Wildlife habitat52715.0%
3Filter strips41611.8%
4Shallow water for wildlife1945.5%
5Wetland restoration - floodplain1133.2%
6Wetland restoration - non-floodplain742.1%
7Riparian buffers571.6%
8Grass plantings - native230.7%
9Grass plantings - introduced150.4%
10Wildlife food plots3< 0.1%
11Pollinator habitat2< 0.1%
12Grass waterways1< 0.1%
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 Total Acres3,512 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Sussex County, Delaware$1,033,564
2Kent County, Delaware$913,707
3New Castle County, Delaware$137,720
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Delaware, 2017

Land in Delaware, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:2,302
Total Acres in Farms:525,324
Cropland Acres:452,211
Permanent pasture and rangeland:8,317
Woodland Acres:43,578

Livestock in Delaware, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold262,807,807
Cattle and calves inventory14,751
Hogs and pigs inventory5,980
Sheep and lambs inventory1,758

Crops in Delaware, 2017


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