Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Arkansas

The state-level CSP data only includes practices that had more than four contracts in a state for a particular year. Because of this, the data contained within the state pages will not sum up to the total payments by practice on the national page.

CSP payments by fiscal year in Arkansas


CSP payments by county, 2017-2022


Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2022, Arkansas

RankPracticePayments,
2017-2022
1Cropland Annual Payment$263,075,749
2Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$11,240,881
3Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$10,915,526
4Pasture Annual Payment$8,751,845
5Close structures to capture/retain rainfall to improve food for waterfowl/wading birds during winter$5,784,714
6Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$5,100,193
7Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$4,531,360
8Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$3,663,277
9Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of GHGs$3,486,518
10Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$3,424,862
11Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to improve cover and shelter for birds during winter$2,935,514
12Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$2,154,319
13Intermittent flooding of rice fields$2,051,745
14Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction$1,926,323
15Manipulate vegetation on fields where rainfall is to be captured and retained-food$1,875,187
16Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$1,647,631
17Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$1,517,294
18Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$1,389,939
19Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$1,344,492
20Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$1,309,904
21Stream habitat improvement through placement of woody biomass$1,245,780
22Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$1,134,231
23Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$1,113,448
24Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$1,050,900
25Manipulate vegetation on fields where rainfall is to be captured and retained-cover/shelter$841,690
26Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses $833,964
27Reduce risk of pesticides in water and air by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$738,737
28Close structures to capture and retain rainfall for birds to improve habitat continuity$737,314
29Reduce risks of nutrient loss to surface water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies $714,084
30Sequential patch burning$678,791
31Provide early successional habitat between first rice crop and ratoon crop-continuity$606,196
32Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1 - Equipment and soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in dec$601,942
33Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to provide water for birds during winter$575,130
34Extend retention of captured rainfall to provide enhanced cover and shelter for late winter habitat$537,865
35Farmstead$521,157
36Close structures to capture and retain rainfall for waterfowl and wading bird winter habitat$505,443
37Reduce height of the forest understory to limit wildfire risk$462,783
38Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$447,616
39Forest Stand Improvement to rehabilitate degraded hardwood stands$442,579
40Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$437,338
41Reduce risks of nutrient losses to ground water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to p$420,668
42Minimum Payment Adjustment$399,938
43Pest Management Conservation System$374,812
44Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture: irrigation water$372,278
45Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1- Equipment and soil moisture or water level monitoring$342,710
46Associated Ag Land$327,810
47Supplemental Payment$313,895
48Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$300,081
49Reduced tillage to reduce energy use$297,899
50Manipulate vegetation on fields with captured rainfall for waterfowl & wading bird winter habitat$284,188
51Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$282,542
52Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture: moisture management$272,293
53Intermediate IWM - Year 1- Equipment with Soil or Water Level monitoring$261,850
54Advanced Automated IWM - Year 2-5- Soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$255,254
55Forest management to enhance understory vegetation $238,448
56Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community$224,286
57Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$223,794
58Crop tree management for mast production$205,894
59Short-interval burns to promote a healthy herbaceous plant community for wildlife food$199,227
60Nutrient Management $190,003
61Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $189,012
62Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$184,409
63Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$182,822
64Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$180,025
65Cover crop to reduce water erosion$171,397
66Reduced tillage to reduce tillage induced particulate matter$165,865
67Reduced tillage to reduce soil erosion $157,040
68Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$151,688
69Enhance development of the forest understory to improve site moisture$141,425
70Irrigation Water Management $134,455
71Enhance development of the forest understory to create conditions resistant to pests$132,856
72Cover Crop $120,469
73Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water$118,771
74Clipping mature forages to set back vegetative growth for improved forage quality $113,588
75Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$108,229
76Enhance development of the forest understory to capture nutrients in surface water$107,658
77Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction$106,175
78Improved resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion$105,634
79Short-interval burns to promote a healthy herbaceous plant community$104,042
80Stockpiling cool season forage to improve plant productivity and health$98,223
81Resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction$85,912
82Implementing Bale or Swath Grazing to increase organic matter and reduce nutrients in surface water $81,901
83Automated Intermittent flood irrigation of rice fields- Year 2-5$80,536
84Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function impairment from nutrients$78,991
85Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food $77,640
86Maintaining and improving forest soil quality by limiting compaction$74,245
87Resource conserving crop rotation $73,053
88Establish Monarch butterfly habitat $70,881
89Enhance development of the forest understory to provide wildlife cover and shelter$66,814
90Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$65,090
91Improved resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure$65,005
92Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife$64,585
93Conservation Crop Rotation $62,548
94Resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure$55,682
95Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$55,037
96Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$51,024
97Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion$50,954
98Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture $50,447
99Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content $49,448
100Herbaceous weed treatment to create plant communities consistent with the ecological site $49,180
101Prescribed Grazing $47,825
102Shallow Water Development and Management$43,392
103No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$38,339
104No till to increase plant-available moisture: irrigation water$35,335
105Create patch openings to enhance wildlife cover and shelter$30,573
106Creating structural diversity with patch openings $30,078
107Enhanced field border to provide wildlife food for pollinators along the edge(s) of a field$30,077
108Short-interval burn$29,929
109Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $29,518
110Reduced tillage to reduce tillage induced particulate matter $28,775
111Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$26,739
112Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$26,170
113Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings$25,987
114Extend retention of rainfall to provide food for late winter habitat$24,763
115Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses on pasture $23,334
116Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter$22,905
117Reduce forest stand density to improve wildlife food sources$21,967
118Firebreak$20,538
119Reduced tillage to reduce energy use $20,480
120Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects$18,709
121Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat cover- shelter or continuity$18,416
122Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$18,237
123Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$17,573
124Cover crop to reduce soil erosion $15,887
125Forest Stand Improvement $15,422
126Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement$15,171
127Creating structural diversity with patch openings$15,109
128Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$14,846
129Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$14,301
130Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $13,650
131No till to reduce soil erosion $13,179
132Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles $13,083
133Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $12,447
134Herbaceous Weed Treatment $11,088
135Pasture and Hay Planting $10,889
136No till to reduce water erosion$10,285
137Grazing management that protects sensitive areas from gully erosion$9,851
138Forage Harvest Management$9,829
139Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$9,738
140Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion$9,024
141Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$7,344
142Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$7,321
143Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)$6,420
144Conservation Cover $6,389
145Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$6,306
146Prescribed Burning $5,286
147Use of body condition scoring for livestock on a monthly basis to keep track of herd health$4,745
148Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$4,653
149Tree/Shrub Establishment $3,528
150No till to reduce tillage induced particulate matter$3,445
151Deep Tillage$3,394
152Conservation cover for pollinators and beneficial insects $2,894
153Field Border $1,833
154Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $1,664
155Critical Area Planting $1,347
156Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$1,099
157No till to increase plant-available moisture: moisture management$930
158Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat$879
159Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$273
160Establish and maintenance of moist soil vegetation on cropland edges to increase wildlife food$235
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 Total Payments, 2017-2022363,469,416

NRCS 2024 climate smart practice.
NRCS 2024 provisional climate smart practice.


NCRS climate smart practices on CSP acres, 2017-2022, Arkansas

RankPracticePayments,
2017-2022
1Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses $833,964
2Reduce risks of nutrient loss to surface water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies $714,084
3Forest management to enhance understory vegetation $238,448
4Nutrient Management $190,003
5Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $189,012
6Reduced tillage to reduce soil erosion $157,040
7Irrigation Water Management $134,455
8Cover Crop $120,469
9Clipping mature forages to set back vegetative growth for improved forage quality $113,588
10Implementing Bale or Swath Grazing to increase organic matter and reduce nutrients in surface water $81,901
11Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food $77,640
12Resource conserving crop rotation $73,053
13Establish Monarch butterfly habitat $70,881
14Conservation Crop Rotation $62,548
15Reduced tillage to increase plant-available moisture $50,447
16Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content $49,448
17Herbaceous weed treatment to create plant communities consistent with the ecological site $49,180
18Prescribed Grazing $47,825
19Creating structural diversity with patch openings $30,078
20Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $29,518
21Reduced tillage to reduce tillage induced particulate matter $28,775
22Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses on pasture $23,334
23Reduced tillage to reduce energy use $20,480
24Cover crop to reduce soil erosion $15,887
25Forest Stand Improvement $15,422
26Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $13,650
27No till to reduce soil erosion $13,179
28Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles $13,083
29Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $12,447
30Herbaceous Weed Treatment $11,088
31Pasture and Hay Planting $10,889
32Conservation Cover $6,389
33Prescribed Burning $5,286
34Tree/Shrub Establishment $3,528
35Conservation cover for pollinators and beneficial insects $2,894
36Field Border $1,833
37Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $1,664
38Critical Area Planting $1,347
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 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2022$3,514,757
 Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2022 $3,030,800
 Provisional Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2022 $483,957

NRCS 2024 climate smart practice.
NRCS 2024 provisional climate smart practice.


CSP payments by county, 2017-2022

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2022
1Jefferson County, Arkansas$12,544,586
2Arkansas County, Arkansas$8,843,379
3Chicot County, Arkansas$7,398,910
4White County, Arkansas$6,914,203
5Jackson County, Arkansas$6,663,496
6Prairie County, Arkansas$6,276,625
7Lonoke County, Arkansas$5,893,750
8Cross County, Arkansas$5,814,836
9Desha County, Arkansas$4,007,422
10Crittenden County, Arkansas$3,937,465
11Lincoln County, Arkansas$3,512,609
12Ashley County, Arkansas$3,033,529
13Woodruff County, Arkansas$2,654,605
14Clay County, Arkansas$2,240,600
15Drew County, Arkansas$2,228,131
16Independence County, Arkansas$2,146,440
17Monroe County, Arkansas$1,991,037
18Yell County, Arkansas$1,839,995
19Saint Francis County, Arkansas$1,733,876
20Pulaski County, Arkansas$1,509,170
21Lawrence County, Arkansas$1,372,566
22Phillips County, Arkansas$1,334,427
23Greene County, Arkansas$1,183,683
24Poinsett County, Arkansas$1,161,191
25Lee County, Arkansas$941,808
26Craighead County, Arkansas$856,314
27Pope County, Arkansas$599,181
28Miller County, Arkansas$444,014
29Perry County, Arkansas$386,620
30Mississippi County, Arkansas$349,309
31Faulkner County, Arkansas$340,902
32Clark County, Arkansas$233,565
33Crawford County, Arkansas$220,186
34Hempstead County, Arkansas$178,147
35Randolph County, Arkansas$172,740
36Conway County, Arkansas$103,223
37Nevada County, Arkansas$98,246
38Franklin County, Arkansas$93,719
39Scott County, Arkansas$82,647
40Dallas County, Arkansas$66,032
41Sharp County, Arkansas$50,239
42Calhoun County, Arkansas$50,019
43Ouachita County, Arkansas$37,737
44Little River County, Arkansas$34,488
45Madison County, Arkansas$29,701
46Washington County, Arkansas$29,387
47Boone County, Arkansas$29,057
48Cleburne County, Arkansas$28,602
49Sevier County, Arkansas$26,590
50Carroll County, Arkansas$25,866
51Baxter County, Arkansas$23,904
52Searcy County, Arkansas$23,386
53Bradley County, Arkansas$22,097
54Johnson County, Arkansas$15,733
55Cleveland County, Arkansas$15,180
56Benton County, Arkansas$11,364
57Logan County, Arkansas$10,888
58Montgomery County, Arkansas$6,880
59Fulton County, Arkansas$6,752
60Hot Spring County, Arkansas$5,249
61Stone County, Arkansas$4,838
62Izard County, Arkansas$683
63Garland County, Arkansas$374
64Grant County, Arkansas$164
65Saline County, Arkansas$129
66Pike County, Arkansas$0
67Marion County, Arkansas$0
68Lafayette County, Arkansas$0
69Newton County, Arkansas$0
70Van Buren County, Arkansas$0
71Union County, Arkansas$0
72Howard County, Arkansas$0
73Sebastian County, Arkansas$0
74Columbia County, Arkansas$0
75Polk County, Arkansas$0
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The state-level CSP data only includes practices that had more than four contracts in a state for a particular year. Because of this, the data contained within the state pages will not sum up to the total payments by practice on the national page.


 

USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Arkansas, 2022

Land in Arkansas, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:37,756
Total Acres in Farms:13,722,525
Cropland Acres:7,940,501
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,867,979
Woodland Acres:2,383,238

Livestock in Arkansas, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold1,045,855,386
Layers inventory 14,421,929
Cattle and calves inventory1,588,074
Hogs and pigs inventory145,376
Sheep and lambs inventory32,485

Crops in Arkansas, 2022

 

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