Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in the United States

CSP payments by fiscal year in the United States

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CSP by Sign-up in the United States

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in the United States

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in the United States

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CSP payments by contract size in the United States

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in the United States

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift19,576
2Rotation of supplement and feeding areas14,324
3GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec11,584
4Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management9,116
5Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management7,978
6Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape7,608
7Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape6,869
8Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up6,641
9High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk5,937
10Recycle 100% of farm lubricants4,793
11Precision application technology to apply nutrients3,753
12Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date3,422
13Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction2,862
14Use of Cover Crop Mixes2,773
15Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat2,619
16Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability2,492
17Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer2,314
18Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors2,090
19Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality1,992
20Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System1,952

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in the United States

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CSP acreage by land use in the United States

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in the United States

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CSP payments by state in the United States, 2011-2014

2North Dakota$153,304,105
7South Dakota$119,855,831
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for the United States, 2012

Land in the United States, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:2,109,303
Total Acres in Farms:914,527,657
Cropland Acres:389,690,414
Permanent pasture and rangeland:415,309,280
Woodland Acres:77,012,907
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:32,515,057

Livestock in the United States, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold8,463,194,794
Layers inventory 350,715,978
Cattle and calves inventory89,994,614
Hogs and pigs inventory66,026,785
Sheep and lambs inventory5,364,844

Crops in the United States, 2012


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