Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Minnesota

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Minnesota

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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

1Wetland restoration - non-floodplain318,98631.2%
2Filter strips108,37710.6%
3State acres for wildlife enhancement95,3579.3%
4Rare and declining habitat81,9938.0%
5Wildlife habitat70,7606.9%
6Grass plantings - introduced61,5326.0%
7Grass plantings - native39,6013.9%
8Existing grass35,9283.5%
9Wetland restoration - floodplain28,8572.8%
10Wetland restoration26,7182.6%
11Farmable wetland program - buffer25,6332.5%
12Duck nesting habitat24,4992.4%
13Riparian buffers22,8252.2%
14Pollinator habitat14,9801.5%
15Farmable wetland program - wetland12,3711.2%
16Tree plantings - hardwoods12,2791.2%
17Tree plantings - softwoods6,8440.7%
18Field windbreaks4,9460.5%
19Marginal pasture buffers - wetland4,8320.5%
20Salinity reducing Vegetation4,2400.4%
21Existing trees4,0050.4%
22Grass waterways3,1410.3%
23Wildlife food plots2,8030.3%
25Living snow fences2,1300.2%
26CRP grasslands - native grasses1,7230.2%
27Farmable wetland program - flooded prairie wetlands1,0520.1%
28Bottomland hardwood trees835< 0.1%
29CRP grasslands - introduced grasses752< 0.1%
30Contour grass strips704< 0.1%
31Upland bird habitat buffers480< 0.1%
32Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife140< 0.1%
33Shallow water for wildlife135< 0.1%
34Wildlife corridors97< 0.1%
35Farmable wetland program - constructed wetlands90< 0.1%
36Diversions and erosion control structures70< 0.1%
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 Total Acres1,022,288 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Marshall County, Minnesota$41,783,482
2Lincoln County, Minnesota$30,603,751
3Kittson County, Minnesota$29,919,268
4East Polk County, Minnesota$28,365,841
5Kandiyohi County, Minnesota$27,461,594
6Le Sueur County, Minnesota$24,705,629
7Fillmore County, Minnesota$23,504,868
8East Otter Tail County, Minnesota$22,604,208
9Lyon County, Minnesota$21,598,222
10Grant County, Minnesota$20,724,393
11Swift County, Minnesota$19,491,592
12Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$19,153,893
13Redwood County, Minnesota$18,664,704
14Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota$18,101,109
15Traverse County, Minnesota$17,967,582
16Roseau County, Minnesota$17,309,941
17Meeker County, Minnesota$16,520,579
18Renville County, Minnesota$15,633,893
19Freeborn County, Minnesota$15,558,443
20Sibley County, Minnesota$15,017,296
21Mower County, Minnesota$14,627,560
22Murray County, Minnesota$13,851,368
23Steele County, Minnesota$13,820,784
24Stearns County, Minnesota$13,680,920
25Brown County, Minnesota$13,075,629
26Pope County, Minnesota$12,732,865
27Olmsted County, Minnesota$12,232,953
28Rice County, Minnesota$10,891,105
29Becker County, Minnesota$10,663,719
30Waseca County, Minnesota$10,531,869
31Houston County, Minnesota$10,000,623
32Chippewa County, Minnesota$9,785,660
33Jackson County, Minnesota$9,725,059
34Douglas County, Minnesota$9,638,022
35Cottonwood County, Minnesota$9,616,266
36Nobles County, Minnesota$9,415,320
37Clay County, Minnesota$9,343,167
38McLeod County, Minnesota$8,952,934
39Stevens County, Minnesota$8,791,162
40Blue Earth County, Minnesota$8,723,514
41Wabasha County, Minnesota$7,201,514
42Pennington County, Minnesota$7,174,006
43Winona County, Minnesota$7,068,268
44Wilkin County, Minnesota$7,060,595
45Watonwan County, Minnesota$6,982,037
46Martin County, Minnesota$6,652,512
47Goodhue County, Minnesota$6,004,657
48Dodge County, Minnesota$5,825,173
49Norman County, Minnesota$5,813,846
50Nicollet County, Minnesota$5,555,565
51Faribault County, Minnesota$5,316,185
52Pipestone County, Minnesota$5,274,286
53Big Stone County, Minnesota$5,235,904
54Carver County, Minnesota$5,013,509
55Todd County, Minnesota$4,905,326
56Wright County, Minnesota$4,902,933
57Red Lake County, Minnesota$3,813,740
58Rock County, Minnesota$3,271,948
59Mahnomen County, Minnesota$2,817,380
60Scott County, Minnesota$2,713,055
61Dakota County, Minnesota$2,096,155
62Morrison County, Minnesota$1,354,696
63Benton County, Minnesota$1,011,978
64Beltrami County, Minnesota$599,731
65Clearwater County, Minnesota$442,815
66Hennepin County, Minnesota$429,266
67Wadena County, Minnesota$359,490
68Sherburne County, Minnesota$288,307
69Isanti County, Minnesota$270,592
70Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota$261,563
71Mille Lacs County, Minnesota$227,331
72Washington County, Minnesota$157,470
73Chisago County, Minnesota$157,215
74Cass County, Minnesota$70,969
75Hubbard County, Minnesota$53,341
76Itasca County, Minnesota$40,931
77Aitkin County, Minnesota$39,241
78Anoka County, Minnesota$35,316
79Kanabec County, Minnesota$32,018
80Pine County, Minnesota$23,871
81Carlton County, Minnesota$18,912
82Koochiching County, Minnesota$11,831
83North St. Louis County, Minnesota$6,668
84Crow Wing County, Minnesota$2,043
85Cook County, Minnesota$691
86Lake County, Minnesota$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Minnesota, 2022

Land in Minnesota, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:65,531
Total Acres in Farms:25,442,625
Cropland Acres:21,544,060
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,031,215
Woodland Acres:1,446,600

Livestock in Minnesota, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold41,793,592
Layers inventory 14,553,497
Hogs and pigs inventory8,873,776
Cattle and calves inventory2,121,625
Sheep and lambs inventory109,592

Crops in Minnesota, 2022


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