Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Iowa

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Iowa

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

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

1State acres for wildlife enhancement285,92116.8%
2Grass plantings - introduced228,00313.4%
3Pollinator habitat218,48412.8%
4Filter strips179,54610.5%
5Rare and declining habitat139,4088.2%
6Grass plantings - native124,6327.3%
7Wetland restoration - floodplain118,8727.0%
8Wildlife habitat92,5165.4%
9Farmable wetland program - buffer65,9463.9%
10Existing grass47,9052.8%
11Riparian buffers39,5922.3%
12Grass waterways34,3402.0%
13Farmable wetland program - wetland27,3151.6%
14Upland bird habitat buffers23,5901.4%
15Tree plantings - hardwoods15,9930.9%
16Wetland restoration - non-floodplain10,8860.6%
17Shallow water for wildlife9,9690.6%
18Contour grass strips9,4880.6%
19Field windbreaks5,2900.3%
20Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife4,3640.3%
21Wildlife food plots3,7350.2%
22Bottomland hardwood trees3,4660.2%
23Duck nesting habitat2,4420.1%
24Wetland restoration2,2640.1%
25CRP grasslands - introduced grasses2,2570.1%
27Existing trees1,239< 0.1%
28Marginal pasture buffers - wetland1,146< 0.1%
29CRP grasslands - native grasses794< 0.1%
30Tree plantings - softwoods555< 0.1%
31Living snow fences537< 0.1%
32Farmable wetland program - constructed wetlands292< 0.1%
33Wildlife corridors235< 0.1%
34Farmable wetland program - flooded prairie wetlands126< 0.1%
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 Total Acres1,702,794 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Ringgold County, Iowa$36,096,518
2Woodbury County, Iowa$34,088,349
3Taylor County, Iowa$31,286,936
4Clayton County, Iowa$31,139,597
5Kossuth County, Iowa$30,415,559
6Washington County, Iowa$28,056,927
7Keokuk County, Iowa$27,578,812
8Fayette County, Iowa$26,031,052
9Audubon County, Iowa$25,581,071
10Guthrie County, Iowa$25,049,107
11Palo Alto County, Iowa$24,562,689
12Butler County, Iowa$23,836,920
13Clarke County, Iowa$23,274,247
14Monona County, Iowa$23,007,118
15Wayne County, Iowa$22,260,022
16Howard County, Iowa$21,899,662
17Clay County, Iowa$21,798,113
18Crawford County, Iowa$20,934,819
19Decatur County, Iowa$20,592,380
20Winneshiek County, Iowa$20,163,823
21Monroe County, Iowa$19,700,186
22Henry County, Iowa$19,448,052
23Jefferson County, Iowa$19,349,525
24Iowa County, Iowa$18,549,249
25Webster County, Iowa$18,521,377
26Mahaska County, Iowa$18,430,922
27Marion County, Iowa$18,147,255
28Harrison County, Iowa$18,001,006
29Adams County, Iowa$17,832,002
30Adair County, Iowa$17,706,822
31Warren County, Iowa$17,344,070
32Floyd County, Iowa$17,316,497
33Allamakee County, Iowa$17,276,703
34Calhoun County, Iowa$17,025,383
35Madison County, Iowa$16,180,292
36Delaware County, Iowa$15,961,581
37Union County, Iowa$15,471,210
38Van Buren County, Iowa$14,680,938
39Tama County, Iowa$14,676,152
40Bremer County, Iowa$14,077,468
41Benton County, Iowa$14,076,489
42Black Hawk County, Iowa$14,032,447
43Shelby County, Iowa$13,615,156
44Cass County, Iowa$13,579,936
45Hamilton County, Iowa$13,491,733
46Winnebago County, Iowa$13,479,476
47Jackson County, Iowa$13,353,322
48Chickasaw County, Iowa$13,352,141
49Wright County, Iowa$13,180,739
50Franklin County, Iowa$12,961,580
51Wapello County, Iowa$12,534,551
52Carroll County, Iowa$12,437,384
53Boone County, Iowa$12,288,032
54Appanoose County, Iowa$12,140,596
55Hancock County, Iowa$12,091,025
56Cherokee County, Iowa$12,070,559
57Poweshiek County, Iowa$11,883,422
58Jones County, Iowa$11,652,715
59Lucas County, Iowa$11,571,182
60Cerro Gordo County, Iowa$11,490,294
61Davis County, Iowa$11,408,462
62Page County, Iowa$11,229,084
63Greene County, Iowa$11,089,483
64Sac County, Iowa$10,922,679
65Montgomery County, Iowa$10,814,946
66Lee County, Iowa$10,390,954
67Buchanan County, Iowa$10,375,671
68Louisa County, Iowa$10,173,933
69Marshall County, Iowa$10,119,595
70Humboldt County, Iowa$10,013,827
71Worth County, Iowa$9,825,736
72Jasper County, Iowa$9,793,397
73Muscatine County, Iowa$9,771,904
74Sioux County, Iowa$9,762,075
75Hardin County, Iowa$9,749,729
76Johnson County, Iowa$9,467,580
77Story County, Iowa$9,454,207
78Pocahontas County, Iowa$9,380,253
79Dubuque County, Iowa$9,011,632
80Clinton County, Iowa$8,958,248
81Ida County, Iowa$8,952,756
82Dallas County, Iowa$8,850,048
83Buena Vista County, Iowa$8,699,150
84Linn County, Iowa$8,586,283
85East Pottawattamie County, Iowa$8,087,104
86Cedar County, Iowa$8,042,461
87Plymouth County, Iowa$7,995,671
88Osceola County, Iowa$7,534,554
89Mitchell County, Iowa$7,035,518
90Grundy County, Iowa$6,948,120
91O'Brien County, Iowa$6,793,802
92Dickinson County, Iowa$6,763,751
93Emmet County, Iowa$6,741,759
94Fremont County, Iowa$6,734,431
95Des Moines County, Iowa$6,348,566
96Mills County, Iowa$5,521,969
97Scott County, Iowa$4,360,415
98Polk County, Iowa$3,905,369
99Lyon County, Iowa$2,289,253
100West Pottawattamie County, Iowa$929,677
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Iowa, 2017

Land in Iowa, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:86,104
Total Acres in Farms:30,563,878
Cropland Acres:26,545,960
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,780,649
Woodland Acres:1,103,650

Livestock in Iowa, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 56,554,774
Hogs and pigs inventory22,730,540
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold21,981,704
Cattle and calves inventory3,950,920
Sheep and lambs inventory167,208

Crops in Iowa, 2017


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