Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Maryland

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Maryland

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Queen Anne's County, Maryland$9,939,727
2Dorchester County, Maryland$8,966,191
3Carroll County, Maryland$6,703,141
4Worcester County, Maryland$6,209,805
5Kent County, Maryland$6,121,307
6Talbot County, Maryland$5,458,923
7Wicomico County, Maryland$4,691,698
8Frederick County, Maryland$3,425,272
9Somerset County, Maryland$2,698,194
10Caroline County, Maryland$2,399,545
11Cecil County, Maryland$1,957,325
12Washington County, Maryland$1,923,641
13Harford County, Maryland$939,956
14Saint Mary's County, Maryland$691,089
15Montgomery County, Maryland$650,339
16Charles County, Maryland$549,881
17Allegany County, Maryland$402,813
18Baltimore County, Maryland$378,424
19Howard County, Maryland$360,725
20Garrett County, Maryland$359,285
21Prince George's County, Maryland$135,076
22Calvert County, Maryland$72,639
23Anne Arundel County, Maryland$3,695
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maryland, 2022

Land in Maryland, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:12,550
Total Acres in Farms:1,978,036
Cropland Acres:1,397,492
Permanent pasture and rangeland:124,857
Woodland Acres:330,520

Livestock in Maryland, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold277,949,940
Layers inventory 2,459,130
Cattle and calves inventory152,394
Hogs and pigs inventory20,219
Sheep and lambs inventory18,912

Crops in Maryland, 2022


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