Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2002

CRP PracticeAcres, 2002
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established10,141,916
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes9,147,063
Establishment of permanent native grasses7,362,539
Tree planting1,120,118
Wetland Restoration1,073,349
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement1,022,216
Permanent wildlife habitat856,296
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established848,012
Filter strips741,364
Riparian buffer374,305
Hardwood tree planting295,606
Rare and Declining Habitat267,256
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity113,630
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement75,900
Wildlife food plot66,343
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement49,775
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)49,569
Diversions49,369
Grass waterways, non-easement45,888
Shallow water areas for wildlife38,944
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer36,090
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands30,550
Vegetative filter strips26,841
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement24,959
Grass waterways24,841
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement18,180
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement17,947
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland16,272
Field windbreak establishment16,032
Shelterbelt establishment15,607
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement7,293
Erosion control structure7,137
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover5,669
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement5,021
Vegetative filter strips (grass)3,121
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)2,466
Living snow fences, non-easement2,323
Alternate perennial2,274
Permanent Wildlife Habitat1,897
Living snow fence1,666
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement1,531
Cross Wind Trap Strips827
Vegetative filter strips (trees)663
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces636
Alley cropping185

For more detail on who receives CRP Payments, please visit EWG's Farm Subsidy Database.

 

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