Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Maryland

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Maryland

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

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

1Filter strips21,92444.8%
2Riparian buffers10,13920.7%
3Grass plantings - introduced6,30112.9%
4Wetland restoration - floodplain1,9153.9%
5Grass plantings - native1,8473.8%
6Wildlife habitat1,0502.1%
7Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife1,0332.1%
8Shallow water for wildlife9602.0%
9CRP grasslands - introduced grasses8941.8%
10Rare and declining habitat5971.2%
11Tree plantings - softwoods5301.1%
12Upland bird habitat buffers3990.8%
13Tree plantings - hardwoods3580.7%
14Wetland restoration - non-floodplain3240.7%
15Grass waterways1970.4%
16Existing grass1640.3%
17Marginal pasture buffers - wetland1540.3%
18Existing trees1090.2%
19CRP grasslands - native grasses35< 0.1%
20Pollinator habitat33< 0.1%
21Wildlife food plots13< 0.1%
22Wetland restoration9< 0.1%
23Wildlife corridors3< 0.1%
24Contour grass strips1< 0.1%
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 Total Acres48,988 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Queen Anne's County, Maryland$6,569,407
2Dorchester County, Maryland$6,172,888
3Carroll County, Maryland$4,533,625
4Worcester County, Maryland$4,113,447
5Kent County, Maryland$3,950,036
6Talbot County, Maryland$3,637,200
7Wicomico County, Maryland$3,095,458
8Frederick County, Maryland$2,265,753
9Somerset County, Maryland$1,789,781
10Caroline County, Maryland$1,639,368
11Cecil County, Maryland$1,315,283
12Washington County, Maryland$1,268,313
13Harford County, Maryland$635,545
14Saint Mary's County, Maryland$483,842
15Montgomery County, Maryland$434,857
16Charles County, Maryland$426,883
17Allegany County, Maryland$276,339
18Garrett County, Maryland$257,140
19Howard County, Maryland$240,085
20Baltimore County, Maryland$237,982
21Prince George's County, Maryland$100,295
22Calvert County, Maryland$52,931
23Anne Arundel County, Maryland$2,743
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maryland, 2017

Land in Maryland, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:12,429
Total Acres in Farms:1,990,122
Cropland Acres:1,426,671
Permanent pasture and rangeland:133,321
Woodland Acres:316,647

Livestock in Maryland, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold307,690,339
Layers inventory 2,971,918
Cattle and calves inventory185,281
Sheep and lambs inventory23,399
Hogs and pigs inventory18,379

Crops in Maryland, 2017


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