Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in North Dakota

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in North Dakota

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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

1Wildlife habitat198,21015.6%
2Duck nesting habitat177,81814.0%
3State acres for wildlife enhancement156,63112.3%
4Wetland restoration130,51810.3%
5Grass plantings - introduced129,87010.2%
6Existing grass121,5859.6%
7Salinity reducing Vegetation89,8417.1%
8Wetland restoration - non-floodplain59,6464.7%
9Farmable wetland program - buffer59,6274.7%
10Farmable wetland program - flooded prairie wetlands48,7043.8%
11Farmable wetland program - wetland26,1632.1%
12CRP grasslands - native grasses22,4691.8%
13Grass plantings - native13,4571.1%
14Rare and declining habitat10,7430.8%
15Filter strips7,0460.6%
16Pollinator habitat4,9370.4%
17Wetland restoration - floodplain4,5290.4%
18CRP grasslands - introduced grasses2,9650.2%
20Field windbreaks2,4030.2%
21Wildlife food plots1,7560.1%
22Living snow fences437< 0.1%
23Tree plantings - hardwoods352< 0.1%
24Riparian buffers222< 0.1%
25Existing trees102< 0.1%
26Grass waterways77< 0.1%
27Tree plantings - softwoods63< 0.1%
28Longleaf pine48< 0.1%
29Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife35< 0.1%
30Contour grass strips1< 0.1%
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 Total Acres1,272,773 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Grand Forks County, North Dakota$24,687,121
2Sargent County, North Dakota$24,642,325
3Ransom County, North Dakota$22,010,928
4Richland County, North Dakota$21,654,660
5Stutsman County, North Dakota$18,549,688
6Walsh County, North Dakota$18,508,190
7Barnes County, North Dakota$18,420,007
8Dickey County, North Dakota$18,112,389
9Nelson County, North Dakota$14,838,325
10Hettinger County, North Dakota$14,146,531
11LaMoure County, North Dakota$11,324,157
12McHenry County, North Dakota$11,020,044
13Griggs County, North Dakota$10,512,360
14McLean County, North Dakota$10,220,673
15Cass County, North Dakota$10,149,679
16Towner County, North Dakota$9,405,032
17Bottineau County, North Dakota$8,925,485
18Ramsey County, North Dakota$8,282,333
19Burke County, North Dakota$7,291,641
20Adams County, North Dakota$7,279,633
21Steele County, North Dakota$6,969,097
22Pierce County, North Dakota$6,800,637
23Divide County, North Dakota$6,715,694
24Stark County, North Dakota$6,610,226
25Bowman County, North Dakota$6,101,016
26Eddy County, North Dakota$5,768,141
27Traill County, North Dakota$5,725,880
28Emmons County, North Dakota$5,584,559
29Rolette County, North Dakota$5,493,011
30Cavalier County, North Dakota$5,175,270
31Grant County, North Dakota$4,879,178
32Benson County, North Dakota$4,802,851
33Mountrail County, North Dakota$4,701,704
34Kidder County, North Dakota$4,681,987
35Pembina County, North Dakota$4,668,426
36Burleigh County, North Dakota$4,588,871
37Ward County, North Dakota$3,980,484
38Wells County, North Dakota$3,518,583
39Golden Valley County, North Dakota$3,338,654
40Slope County, North Dakota$2,901,132
41Sheridan County, North Dakota$2,579,118
42Foster County, North Dakota$2,531,872
43Logan County, North Dakota$2,435,143
44Renville County, North Dakota$1,792,374
45Morton County, North Dakota$1,500,963
46Williams County, North Dakota$1,444,901
47Dunn County, North Dakota$1,427,904
48McIntosh County, North Dakota$1,195,406
49McKenzie County, North Dakota$966,878
50Billings County, North Dakota$690,806
51Mercer County, North Dakota$653,134
52Sioux County, North Dakota$395,352
53Oliver County, North Dakota$85,186
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for North Dakota, 2022

Land in North Dakota, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:25,068
Total Acres in Farms:38,537,022
Cropland Acres:26,260,012
Permanent pasture and rangeland:10,809,507
Woodland Acres:220,127

Livestock in North Dakota, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory1,699,272
Hogs and pigs inventory161,489
Layers inventory 80,263
Sheep and lambs inventory59,910
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold22,391

Crops in North Dakota, 2022


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