Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Maine

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Maine

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

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

1Grass plantings - introduced2,22939.5%
2State acres for wildlife enhancement2,09937.2%
3Existing grass82414.6%
4Existing trees2133.8%
5Tree plantings - softwoods901.6%
6Filter strips571.0%
7Grass waterways440.8%
8Wildlife habitat380.7%
9Riparian buffers290.5%
10Marginal pasture buffers - wetland110.2%
11Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife5< 0.1%
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 Total Acres5,638 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Aroostook County, Maine$1,062,911
2Penobscot County, Maine$19,174
3Franklin County, Maine$6,546
4Oxford County, Maine$2,378
5Androscoggin County, Maine$283
6Washington County, Maine$20
7Cumberland County, Maine$0
8Hancock County, Maine$0
9Kennebec County, Maine$0
10Knox County, Maine$0
11Lincoln County, Maine$0
12Piscataquis County, Maine$0
13Sagadahoc County, Maine$0
14Somerset County, Maine$0
15Waldo County, Maine$0
16York County, Maine$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maine, 2017

Land in Maine, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,600
Total Acres in Farms:1,307,613
Cropland Acres:472,508
Permanent pasture and rangeland:62,369
Woodland Acres:685,529

Livestock in Maine, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold222,347
Cattle and calves inventory79,416
Sheep and lambs inventory13,488
Hogs and pigs inventory4,632

Crops in Maine, 2017


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