Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Minnesota

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Minnesota

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

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, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Marshall County, Minnesota$27,407,910
2Kittson County, Minnesota$19,966,302
3Lincoln County, Minnesota$19,583,395
4Kandiyohi County, Minnesota$18,122,850
5Le Sueur County, Minnesota$16,031,714
6East Polk County, Minnesota$15,891,206
7Fillmore County, Minnesota$14,741,619
8East Otter Tail County, Minnesota$13,843,382
9Grant County, Minnesota$13,449,191
10Lyon County, Minnesota$12,863,188
11Swift County, Minnesota$12,754,792
12Roseau County, Minnesota$12,700,700
13Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$12,284,595
14Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota$12,085,689
15Redwood County, Minnesota$11,610,791
16Traverse County, Minnesota$11,114,771
17Meeker County, Minnesota$10,412,413
18Freeborn County, Minnesota$9,766,990
19Renville County, Minnesota$9,545,863
20Mower County, Minnesota$9,371,271
21Murray County, Minnesota$9,126,910
22Sibley County, Minnesota$9,045,744
23Stearns County, Minnesota$9,003,502
24Brown County, Minnesota$8,512,191
25Pope County, Minnesota$8,504,098
26Steele County, Minnesota$8,359,549
27Olmsted County, Minnesota$7,505,668
28Becker County, Minnesota$6,943,286
29Rice County, Minnesota$6,724,920
30Houston County, Minnesota$6,675,998
31Chippewa County, Minnesota$6,596,937
32Waseca County, Minnesota$6,502,721
33Douglas County, Minnesota$6,348,726
34Cottonwood County, Minnesota$6,167,429
35Clay County, Minnesota$6,129,377
36Stevens County, Minnesota$5,890,214
37Blue Earth County, Minnesota$5,875,780
38Jackson County, Minnesota$5,687,791
39Nobles County, Minnesota$5,677,317
40McLeod County, Minnesota$5,451,004
41Pennington County, Minnesota$5,249,612
42Wilkin County, Minnesota$4,567,807
43Wabasha County, Minnesota$4,560,558
44Winona County, Minnesota$4,501,561
45Watonwan County, Minnesota$4,332,771
46Martin County, Minnesota$4,000,295
47Goodhue County, Minnesota$3,939,239
48Norman County, Minnesota$3,849,691
49Dodge County, Minnesota$3,464,364
50Faribault County, Minnesota$3,451,254
51Wright County, Minnesota$3,310,504
52Big Stone County, Minnesota$3,291,554
53Pipestone County, Minnesota$3,247,775
54Carver County, Minnesota$3,216,097
55West Polk County, Minnesota$3,167,656
56Todd County, Minnesota$3,150,860
57Nicollet County, Minnesota$3,026,331
58Red Lake County, Minnesota$2,535,507
59Mahnomen County, Minnesota$1,792,322
60Rock County, Minnesota$1,771,637
61Scott County, Minnesota$1,465,655
62Dakota County, Minnesota$1,408,978
63West Otter Tail County, Minnesota$1,345,323
64Morrison County, Minnesota$920,785
65Benton County, Minnesota$641,671
66Beltrami County, Minnesota$422,192
67Clearwater County, Minnesota$326,700
68Hennepin County, Minnesota$295,927
69Wadena County, Minnesota$278,323
70Sherburne County, Minnesota$196,369
71Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota$179,652
72Isanti County, Minnesota$172,320
73Mille Lacs County, Minnesota$150,558
74Chisago County, Minnesota$109,193
75Washington County, Minnesota$103,272
76Hubbard County, Minnesota$55,960
77Cass County, Minnesota$51,179
78Aitkin County, Minnesota$34,307
79Itasca County, Minnesota$31,390
80Anoka County, Minnesota$26,292
81Kanabec County, Minnesota$22,945
82Pine County, Minnesota$17,443
83Carlton County, Minnesota$15,414
84Koochiching County, Minnesota$8,140
85North St. Louis County, Minnesota$5,140
86Crow Wing County, Minnesota$1,592
87Cook County, Minnesota$690
88Lake County, Minnesota$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Minnesota, 2017

Land in Minnesota, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:68,822
Total Acres in Farms:25,516,982
Cropland Acres:21,786,756
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,073,788
Woodland Acres:1,392,385

Livestock in Minnesota, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold60,397,850
Layers inventory 10,849,607
Hogs and pigs inventory8,467,361
Cattle and calves inventory2,337,505
Sheep and lambs inventory116,311

Crops in Minnesota, 2017


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