Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in North Dakota

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in North Dakota

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2021

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, 2017-2021

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2020
1Sargent County, North Dakota$16,420,073
2Grand Forks County, North Dakota$16,177,821
3Ransom County, North Dakota$14,948,054
4Richland County, North Dakota$14,400,743
5Walsh County, North Dakota$12,337,001
6Stutsman County, North Dakota$12,303,237
7Barnes County, North Dakota$12,240,539
8Dickey County, North Dakota$12,132,936
9Nelson County, North Dakota$10,154,466
10Hettinger County, North Dakota$9,779,730
11LaMoure County, North Dakota$8,056,057
12McHenry County, North Dakota$7,706,524
13Griggs County, North Dakota$7,268,787
14McLean County, North Dakota$7,015,102
15Cass County, North Dakota$6,878,595
16Towner County, North Dakota$6,416,262
17Bottineau County, North Dakota$6,195,368
18Ramsey County, North Dakota$5,650,235
19Burke County, North Dakota$4,906,641
20Adams County, North Dakota$4,840,814
21Divide County, North Dakota$4,793,169
22Steele County, North Dakota$4,713,734
23Pierce County, North Dakota$4,544,357
24Stark County, North Dakota$4,482,128
25Bowman County, North Dakota$4,223,451
26Eddy County, North Dakota$4,022,877
27Rolette County, North Dakota$3,790,606
28Traill County, North Dakota$3,780,782
29Cavalier County, North Dakota$3,576,891
30Kidder County, North Dakota$3,574,381
31Mountrail County, North Dakota$3,556,686
32Emmons County, North Dakota$3,525,257
33Benson County, North Dakota$3,513,654
34Burleigh County, North Dakota$3,247,901
35Grant County, North Dakota$3,224,201
36Pembina County, North Dakota$3,143,582
37Ward County, North Dakota$2,818,048
38Wells County, North Dakota$2,462,078
39Golden Valley County, North Dakota$2,320,440
40Slope County, North Dakota$1,834,709
41Sheridan County, North Dakota$1,817,609
42Foster County, North Dakota$1,701,603
43Logan County, North Dakota$1,655,562
44Renville County, North Dakota$1,296,959
45Williams County, North Dakota$1,068,698
46Morton County, North Dakota$1,026,092
47Dunn County, North Dakota$1,002,427
48McIntosh County, North Dakota$846,849
49McKenzie County, North Dakota$691,829
50Billings County, North Dakota$457,211
51Mercer County, North Dakota$444,965
52Sioux County, North Dakota$283,655
53Oliver County, North Dakota$65,583
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for North Dakota, 2017

Land in North Dakota, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:26,364
Total Acres in Farms:39,341,591
Cropland Acres:27,951,676
Permanent pasture and rangeland:9,871,762
Woodland Acres:202,789

Livestock in North Dakota, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory1,835,682
Hogs and pigs inventory148,231
Layers inventory 81,364
Sheep and lambs inventory70,182
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold17,773

Crops in North Dakota, 2017


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