Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Colorado

CSP payments by fiscal year in Colorado

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CSP by Sign-up in Colorado

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Colorado

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Colorado

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CSP payments by contract size in Colorado

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Colorado

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape448
2Rotation of supplement and feeding areas413
3Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift387
4Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management353
5Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management285
6GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec243
7Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape196
8High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk163
9Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System104
10Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat96
11Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up83
12Recycle 100% of farm lubricants72
13Continuous no till with high residue70
14Irrigation pumping plant evaluation70
15Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability62
16Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date58
17Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling51
18Remote monitoring and notification of irrigation pumping plant operation46
19Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape and enhanced access for bats and bird species42
20Solar powered electric fence charging systems38

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Colorado

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CSP acreage by land use in Colorado

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Colorado

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CSP payments by county in Colorado, 2011-2014

1Baca County, Colorado$10,710,723
2Logan County, Colorado$9,007,698
3Washington County, Colorado$8,248,899
4Phillips County, Colorado$6,613,974
5Las Animas County, Colorado$4,112,205
6Yuma County, Colorado$3,620,023
7Morgan County, Colorado$3,292,323
8Prowers County, Colorado$3,238,964
9Sedgwick County, Colorado$3,016,989
10Cheyenne County, Colorado$2,718,100
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Colorado, 2012

Land in Colorado, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:36,180
Total Acres in Farms:31,886,676
Cropland Acres:10,649,747
Permanent pasture and rangeland:19,223,470
Woodland Acres:1,355,119
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:658,340

Livestock in Colorado, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 4,195,691
Cattle and calves inventory2,630,082
Hogs and pigs inventory727,301
Sheep and lambs inventory401,376
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold37,956

Crops in Colorado, 2012


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