Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2003

CRP PracticeAcres, 2003
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established10,247,769
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes8,885,683
Establishment of permanent native grasses7,353,113
Tree planting1,100,938
Wetland Restoration1,098,236
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement1,017,575
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established856,904
Permanent wildlife habitat851,086
Filter strips817,037
Riparian buffer466,206
Hardwood tree planting293,570
Rare and Declining Habitat283,157
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity117,824
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement85,242
Wildlife food plot68,844
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)53,190
Grass waterways, non-easement52,314
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer51,564
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement50,256
Diversions47,842
Shallow water areas for wildlife42,743
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands29,976
Grass waterways29,462
Vegetative filter strips27,631
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement25,891
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland24,370
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement23,763
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement20,546
Shelterbelt establishment20,317
Field windbreak establishment20,186
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover7,722
Erosion control structure7,484
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement7,298
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement5,500
Vegetative filter strips (grass)3,038
Living snow fences, non-easement2,749
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)2,610
Alternate perennial2,372
Permanent Wildlife Habitat1,844
Living snow fence1,822
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement1,506
Cross Wind Trap Strips892
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces857
Vegetative filter strips (trees)634
Alley cropping171

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

 

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