Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Kentucky

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Kentucky

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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

1Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife46,45223.4%
2Rare and declining habitat31,88016.1%
3Grass plantings - introduced30,53115.4%
4Grass plantings - native19,0309.6%
5Filter strips15,2947.7%
6State acres for wildlife enhancement14,6167.4%
7Riparian buffers13,4186.8%
8Upland bird habitat buffers5,4542.7%
9Grass waterways5,0052.5%
10Pollinator habitat4,7722.4%
11CRP grasslands - introduced grasses3,3761.7%
12Tree plantings - hardwoods2,7861.4%
13Existing grass2,1871.1%
14Shallow water for wildlife1,7280.9%
15Bottomland hardwood trees5960.3%
16Wildlife food plots4100.2%
17Existing trees2710.1%
18Wildlife habitat2330.1%
19Tree plantings - softwoods1900.1%
20Wetland restoration - non-floodplain137< 0.1%
21Wetland restoration - floodplain83< 0.1%
22CRP grasslands - native grasses52< 0.1%
23Contour grass strips30< 0.1%
24Wildlife corridors8< 0.1%
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 Total Acres198,523 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Logan County, Kentucky$20,426,493
2Warren County, Kentucky$19,838,851
3Christian County, Kentucky$19,056,101
4Hart County, Kentucky$15,670,421
5Green County, Kentucky$11,061,157
6Webster County, Kentucky$10,349,284
7Graves County, Kentucky$7,524,125
8Crittenden County, Kentucky$7,407,838
9Allen County, Kentucky$6,102,896
10Adair County, Kentucky$5,649,715
11Todd County, Kentucky$5,457,847
12Butler County, Kentucky$5,295,353
13Edmonson County, Kentucky$4,944,667
14Grayson County, Kentucky$4,822,889
15Barren County, Kentucky$4,554,805
16Trigg County, Kentucky$4,196,231
17Metcalfe County, Kentucky$3,957,539
18Union County, Kentucky$3,823,372
19Taylor County, Kentucky$3,754,282
20Hickman County, Kentucky$3,710,703
21Hopkins County, Kentucky$3,513,550
22Muhlenberg County, Kentucky$3,364,663
23Calloway County, Kentucky$3,349,970
24Livingston County, Kentucky$2,975,954
25Simpson County, Kentucky$2,947,306
26Caldwell County, Kentucky$2,902,495
27Marshall County, Kentucky$2,433,355
28Breckinridge County, Kentucky$2,182,641
29Henderson County, Kentucky$2,147,232
30Fulton County, Kentucky$1,487,579
31McLean County, Kentucky$1,436,189
32Daviess County, Kentucky$1,426,149
33Hardin County, Kentucky$1,312,852
34Carlisle County, Kentucky$1,257,206
35Larue County, Kentucky$1,096,367
36Hancock County, Kentucky$848,530
37Russell County, Kentucky$835,197
38Ballard County, Kentucky$792,873
39Ohio County, Kentucky$621,944
40Marion County, Kentucky$477,339
41Shelby County, Kentucky$463,096
42McCracken County, Kentucky$438,264
43Meade County, Kentucky$419,995
44Bourbon County, Kentucky$257,536
45Lyon County, Kentucky$246,765
46Nelson County, Kentucky$188,104
47Washington County, Kentucky$148,133
48Casey County, Kentucky$146,518
49Monroe County, Kentucky$108,295
50Fleming County, Kentucky$104,409
51Boyle County, Kentucky$86,551
52Wayne County, Kentucky$79,510
53Harrison County, Kentucky$76,113
54Pulaski County, Kentucky$73,371
55Henry County, Kentucky$45,429
56Pendleton County, Kentucky$45,003
57Mercer County, Kentucky$38,594
58Woodford County, Kentucky$36,722
59Lincoln County, Kentucky$36,649
60Fayette County, Kentucky$36,528
61Bath County, Kentucky$35,880
62Clark County, Kentucky$35,878
63Montgomery County, Kentucky$32,331
64Clinton County, Kentucky$25,486
65Nicholas County, Kentucky$23,590
66Oldham County, Kentucky$20,703
67Mason County, Kentucky$19,459
68Bullitt County, Kentucky$17,364
69Madison County, Kentucky$16,130
70Garrard County, Kentucky$8,915
71Owen County, Kentucky$5,410
72Jessamine County, Kentucky$5,145
73Estill County, Kentucky$4,920
74Knox County, Kentucky$4,732
75Lewis County, Kentucky$4,515
76Boyd County, Kentucky$4,512
77Carter County, Kentucky$3,392
78Campbell County, Kentucky$3,313
79Kenton County, Kentucky$3,310
80Bracken County, Kentucky$3,170
81Boone County, Kentucky$3,095
82Jefferson County, Kentucky$2,909
83Whitley County, Kentucky$1,894
84Greenup County, Kentucky$1,880
85Robertson County, Kentucky$1,609
86Rockcastle County, Kentucky$1,593
87Scott County, Kentucky$1,491
88Cumberland County, Kentucky$1,305
89Franklin County, Kentucky$1,188
90Anderson County, Kentucky$940
91Grant County, Kentucky$891
92Magoffin County, Kentucky$801
93Floyd County, Kentucky$750
94Powell County, Kentucky$367
95Lee County, Kentucky$365
96Jackson County, Kentucky$181
97Bell County, Kentucky$0
98Breathitt County, Kentucky$0
99Carroll County, Kentucky$0
100Clay County, Kentucky$0
101Elliott County, Kentucky$0
102Gallatin County, Kentucky$0
103Johnson County, Kentucky$0
104Knott County, Kentucky$0
105Laurel County, Kentucky$0
106Lawrence County, Kentucky$0
107McCreary County, Kentucky$0
108Menifee County, Kentucky$0
109Morgan County, Kentucky$0
110Owsley County, Kentucky$0
111Perry County, Kentucky$0
112Pike County, Kentucky$0
113Rowan County, Kentucky$0
114Spencer County, Kentucky$0
115Trimble County, Kentucky$0
116Wolfe County, Kentucky$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Kentucky, 2022

Land in Kentucky, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:69,425
Total Acres in Farms:12,431,190
Cropland Acres:6,422,613
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,587,093
Woodland Acres:2,631,737

Livestock in Kentucky, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold262,581,637
Layers inventory 5,542,366
Cattle and calves inventory1,876,383
Hogs and pigs inventory454,797
Sheep and lambs inventory72,199

Crops in Kentucky, 2022


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