Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2006

CRP PracticeAcres, 2006
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established11,994,261
Establishment of permanent native grasses7,404,974
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes7,161,502
Wetland Restoration1,434,138
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement1,313,885
Filter strips966,973
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established965,359
Rare and Declining Habitat873,554
Tree planting868,546
Permanent wildlife habitat717,173
Riparian buffer697,675
Hardwood tree planting396,174
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity166,575
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement108,163
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer102,890
Grass waterways, non-easement83,061
Wildlife food plot73,780
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover56,750
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)56,710
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement55,618
Shallow water areas for wildlife51,486
Habitat for upland birds51,119
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland40,055
Grass waterways35,765
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement35,029
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement34,964
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands28,753
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement26,494
Field windbreak establishment21,940
Marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffer20,166
Shelterbelt establishment15,382
Vegetative filter strips14,135
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)12,369
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement11,302
Wetland restoration, non-flood plain11,249
Bottomland timber established on wetland10,867
Marginal wetland buffer10,525
Erosion control structure5,346
Vegetative filter strips (grass)4,307
Living snow fences, non-easement4,017
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement3,770
Permanent Wildlife Habitat3,514
Living snow fence3,479
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces3,402
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement2,978
Cross Wind Trap Strips2,419
Expired hardwood tree planting1,682
Alternate perennial1,066
Vegetative filter strips (trees)414
Alley cropping322

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


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