Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Acreage in the United States, 2009

CRP PracticeAcres, 2009
Vegetative cover, such as grass, that was already established10,834,602
Establishment of permanent native grasses7,303,641
Establishment of permanent introduced grasses and legumes5,798,407
Wetland Restoration1,322,674
Permanent wildlife habitat, non-easement1,283,699
Rare and Declining Habitat1,117,504
Filter strips1,008,622
Vegetative cover, such as trees, that were already established940,362
Riparian buffer802,546
Tree planting679,752
Permanent wildlife habitat658,274
Hardwood tree planting410,197
Grass waterways, non-easement145,856
Farmable Wetland Pilot Buffer135,053
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity131,152
Marginal pastureland wildlife habitat buffer104,482
Habitat for upland birds102,982
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Grass--*95,786
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover, non-easement92,473
Establishment of permanent salt tolerant vegetative cover88,940
Field windbreak establishment, non-easement76,003
Wildlife food plot67,411
Emergency Forestry - Softwood - New65,843
Longleaf Pine Initiative58,092
Shallow water areas for wildlife49,625
Farmable Wetland Pilot Wetland48,616
Permanent wildlife (corridors), non-easement46,232
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips)43,274
Grass waterways36,892
Wetland restoration, non-flood plain36,030
Field windbreak establishment28,881
Shelterbelt establishment, non-easement28,530
Bottomland timber that was established on wetlands28,002
Establishment of permanent vegetative cover (contour grass strips), non-easement27,248
Duck Nesting Habitat27,208
Permanent wildlife habitat (corridors)23,033
Emergency Forestry - Softwood - Existing21,331
Emergency Forestry - Mixed Trees - Existing19,318
Bottomland timber established on wetland18,991
Marginal wetland buffer18,805
Emergency Forestry - Bottomland Hardwood - Existing14,157
Establishment of permanent vegetation to reduce salinity, non-easement13,722
Shelterbelt establishment12,247
Vegetative filter strip (trees), non-easement11,899
Emergency Forestry - Longleaf Pine - New9,541
Erosion control structure9,372
Vegetative filter strips8,158
Emergency Forestry - Bottomland Hardwood - New6,455
Vegetative filter strips (grass)5,342
Marginal pastureland (Contour Grass Strips) on Terraces4,094
Living snow fences, non-easement4,024
Flood Control System3,881
Diversions3,756
Living snow fence3,058
Expired hardwood tree planting3,001
Emergency Forestry - Longleaf Pine - Existing2,809
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Trees2,477
Cross Wind Trap Strips2,083
Alley cropping1,364
Alternate perennial1,355
Emergency Forestry - Upland Hardwood - Existing1,261
Emergency Forestry - Upland Hardwood - New1,236
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Wetlands744
Vegetative filter strips (grass), non-easement550
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Buffers500
Vegetative filter strips (trees)363
Permanent Wildlife Habitat323
State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement - Longleaf Pine18

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

 

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