Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in Pennsylvania

CRP rental payments by fiscal year in Pennsylvania

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

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

1Grass plantings - introduced61,46655.0%
2Grass plantings - native21,77319.5%
3Riparian buffers17,68615.8%
4Wildlife habitat3,4913.1%
5Existing grass2,8532.6%
6Marginal pasture buffers - wildlife9720.9%
7Filter strips6900.6%
8Wetland restoration - floodplain5770.5%
9Wildlife food plots5090.5%
10CRP grasslands - introduced grasses4250.4%
11Marginal pasture buffers - wetland4220.4%
12Upland bird habitat buffers3160.3%
13Tree plantings - hardwoods2370.2%
14Grass waterways1890.2%
15CRP grasslands - native grasses1090.1%
16Tree plantings - softwoods38< 0.1%
17Shallow water for wildlife31< 0.1%
18Contour grass strips29< 0.1%
19Pollinator habitat8< 0.1%
20Existing trees5< 0.1%
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 Total Acres111,805 

CRP rental payments by county, 2017-2022

RankStateCRP Rental Payments, 2017-2022
1Bradford County, Pennsylvania$8,902,168
2Lycoming County, Pennsylvania$7,017,805
3Tioga County, Pennsylvania$5,626,853
4Lancaster County, Pennsylvania$5,548,302
5Northumberland County, Pennsylvania$4,306,417
6Columbia County, Pennsylvania$4,020,279
7Potter County, Pennsylvania$3,452,089
8Berks County, Pennsylvania$3,337,005
9Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania$3,073,284
10Franklin County, Pennsylvania$2,861,079
11York County, Pennsylvania$2,766,240
12Bedford County, Pennsylvania$2,346,028
13Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania$2,218,606
14Erie County, Pennsylvania$2,039,831
15Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania$1,958,926
16Cumberland County, Pennsylvania$1,958,839
17Centre County, Pennsylvania$1,902,643
18Somerset County, Pennsylvania$1,848,932
19Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania$1,730,113
20Indiana County, Pennsylvania$1,710,104
21Blair County, Pennsylvania$1,703,592
22Cambria County, Pennsylvania$1,673,975
23Montour County, Pennsylvania$1,492,985
24Luzerne County, Pennsylvania$1,486,419
25Juniata County, Pennsylvania$1,454,283
26Washington County, Pennsylvania$1,363,669
27Mifflin County, Pennsylvania$1,327,791
28Fayette County, Pennsylvania$1,200,549
29Perry County, Pennsylvania$1,199,941
30Fulton County, Pennsylvania$1,173,846
31Clarion County, Pennsylvania$1,134,802
32Chester County, Pennsylvania$1,045,094
33Snyder County, Pennsylvania$1,033,962
34Adams County, Pennsylvania$1,003,343
35Lebanon County, Pennsylvania$989,822
36Armstrong County, Pennsylvania$950,748
37Crawford County, Pennsylvania$946,054
38Dauphin County, Pennsylvania$849,455
39Union County, Pennsylvania$845,942
40Butler County, Pennsylvania$810,459
41Wyoming County, Pennsylvania$809,153
42McKean County, Pennsylvania$787,086
43Venango County, Pennsylvania$695,664
44Mercer County, Pennsylvania$639,124
45Clearfield County, Pennsylvania$564,086
46Clinton County, Pennsylvania$489,561
47Jefferson County, Pennsylvania$481,083
48Warren County, Pennsylvania$452,648
49Wayne County, Pennsylvania$443,966
50Sullivan County, Pennsylvania$434,060
51Lawrence County, Pennsylvania$423,627
52Beaver County, Pennsylvania$348,453
53Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania$277,591
54Carbon County, Pennsylvania$275,662
55Greene County, Pennsylvania$191,378
56Montgomery County, Pennsylvania$41,233
57Allegheny County, Pennsylvania$37,803
58Lehigh County, Pennsylvania$34,858
59Forest County, Pennsylvania$12,205
60Northampton County, Pennsylvania$10,838
61Cameron County, Pennsylvania$6,611
62Elk County, Pennsylvania$5,490
63Bucks County, Pennsylvania$4,056
64Monroe County, Pennsylvania$147
65Pike County, Pennsylvania$0
66Delaware County, Pennsylvania$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Pennsylvania, 2022

Land in Pennsylvania, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:49,053
Total Acres in Farms:7,058,325
Cropland Acres:4,431,311
Permanent pasture and rangeland:634,771
Woodland Acres:1,522,016

Livestock in Pennsylvania, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold229,556,622
Layers inventory 26,859,709
Hogs and pigs inventory1,342,066
Cattle and calves inventory1,335,451
Sheep and lambs inventory102,055

Crops in Pennsylvania, 2022


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