Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Delaware

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Delaware

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Sussex County, Delaware$1,534,637
2Kent County, Delaware$1,356,392
3New Castle County, Delaware$196,229
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Delaware, 2022

Land in Delaware, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:2,158
Total Acres in Farms:522,834
Cropland Acres:425,973
Permanent pasture and rangeland:7,917
Woodland Acres:46,593

Livestock in Delaware, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold242,072,919
Cattle and calves inventory10,093
Hogs and pigs inventory2,935
Sheep and lambs inventory1,288

Crops in Delaware, 2022


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