Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Maine

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Maine

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Aroostook County, Maine$1,706,735
2Penobscot County, Maine$35,001
3Franklin County, Maine$8,922
4Oxford County, Maine$4,203
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, 2022

Land in Maine, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,036
Total Acres in Farms:1,225,046
Cropland Acres:445,379
Permanent pasture and rangeland:56,660
Woodland Acres:626,151

Livestock in Maine, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 543,946
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold351,860
Cattle and calves inventory72,275
Sheep and lambs inventory11,510
Hogs and pigs inventory5,016

Crops in Maine, 2022


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