Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Colorado

CSP payments by fiscal year in Colorado


CSP payments by county, 2017-2020


Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Colorado

RankPracticePayments,
2017-2020
1Cropland Annual Payment$55,190,707
2Rangeland Annual Payment$23,285,264
3Pasture Annual Payment$1,225,910
4Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$876,452
5Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$844,241
6Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of GHGs$700,523
7Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$678,909
8Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$629,169
9Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$352,641
10Farmstead$237,497
11Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$233,902
12Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$232,813
13Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$212,782
14Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$186,183
15Pest Management Conservation System$144,681
16Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$144,663
17Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$136,982
18Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$124,215
19Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$119,825
20Associated Ag Land$115,967
21Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$112,890
22Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$103,428
23Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1 - Equipment and soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in dec$99,610
24Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing-cover/shelter$99,192
25Grazing management that protects sensitive areas from gully erosion$77,547
26Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$74,477
27Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)$70,682
28Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$65,701
29Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-surface water from nutrients$61,447
30Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$59,321
31Herbaceous weed control (inadequate structure and comp) for desired plant communities/habitats$56,703
32Soil health crop rotation$53,440
33Minimum Payment Adjustment$47,819
34Nutrient Management $45,350
35Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$41,994
36Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$41,236
37Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion$31,586
38Conservation Crop Rotation $27,264
39Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter$27,021
40Reduced tillage to reduce wind erosion$25,687
41Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$24,354
42Cover Crop $24,053
43Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$22,707
44No till to reduce water erosion$22,070
45Prescribed Grazing $21,977
46Install variable frequency drive(s) on pump(s)$19,983
47Enhanced field border to provide wildlife food for pollinators along the edge(s) of a field$19,885
48Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$17,614
49Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $17,299
50Improved grazing management for water erosion through monitoring activities$16,499
51Equitable Relief Payment$13,602
52Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion$13,310
53Advanced Automated IWM - Year 2-5- Soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$12,283
54Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$12,240
55Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$12,000
56No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$11,577
57Use of body condition scoring for livestock on a monthly basis to keep track of herd health$11,422
58Stream corridor bank stability improvement$11,400
59Reduce risks of nutrient losses to ground water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to p$11,262
60Improved grazing management for plant productivity/health through monitoring$10,608
61No till system to reduce wind erosion$10,248
62Pasture and Hay Planting $9,341
63Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water$9,040
64Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction$9,034
65Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$8,575
66Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)$7,808
67Use of SHA to assist with development of cover crop mix to improve soil health and increase SOM$7,419
68Improved grazing mgmt for plant productivity/health through monitoring$7,173
69Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of food for wildlife$6,630
70Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$6,251
71Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)$6,088
72Controlled Traffic Farming$4,797
73Irrigation Water Management $4,453
74Herbaceous Weed Treatment$4,380
75Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$4,289
76Improved grazing management for plant structure and composition through monitoring activities$3,907
77Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for wildlife.$3,829
78Improved grazing management that reduces undesirable plant pest pressure through monitoring$3,817
79Pond$3,745
80Enhanced field borders to increase carbon storage along the edge(s) of the field$3,265
81Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$2,994
82Conservation Cover $2,902
83Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture for soil organic matter improvement$2,892
84Enhanced field borders to reduce wind induced erosion along the windward side(s) of a field$2,679
85Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$2,580
86Incorporating wildlife friendly fencing for connectivity of wildlife food resources$2,541
87Fence$2,218
88Range planting for increasing/maintaining organic matter$1,906
89Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-ground water from nutrients$1,840
90Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health$1,548
91Brush Management$1,538
92Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce wind erosion$1,530
93Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$1,500
94Grassed Waterway $1,405
95Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm.$1,365
96Grazing management that improves Monarch butterfly habitat$1,270
97Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment and Renovation $1,251
98Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses $1,194
99Critical Area Planting$1,108
100Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $975
101Improved grazing management for enhanced plant structure and composition for wildlife $933
102Watering Facility$912
103Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects$851
104Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$698
105Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce water erosion$608
106Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement$579
107Forage and biomass planting that produces feedstock for biofuels or energy production$575
108Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $501
109Deep Tillage$445
110Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$429
111Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water$398
112Livestock Shelter Structure$337
113Native grasses or legumes in forage base$271
114Structures for Wildlife$257
115Tree/Shrub Establishment $241
116Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$223
117Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$211
118Increase riparian herbaceous cover width for nutrient reduction$200
119Cropland conversion to trees or shrubs for long term wind erosion control$190
120Stockpiling cool season forage to improve plant productivity and health$186
121Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation $100
122Range Planting $81
123Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat continuity (space)$59
124Cover crop to reduce wind erosion$24
125Tree/Shrub Pruning$22
126Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$19
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 Total Payments, 2017-202087,392,543
NRCS climate smart practice: The list of NRCS climate smart CSP enhancements were not funded until 2020, so their total spending between 2017 and 2020 is small. However, CSP practices that have EQIP codes, like code 340 for cover crops, were funded before 2020. Payments for NRCS climate smart CSP enhancements are likely to be larger after 2020.

NCRS climate smart practices on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Colorado

RankPracticePayments,
2017-2020
1Nutrient Management $45,350
2Conservation Crop Rotation $27,264
3Cover Crop $24,053
4Prescribed Grazing $21,977
5Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $17,299
6Pasture and Hay Planting $9,341
7Irrigation Water Management $4,453
8Conservation Cover $2,902
9Grassed Waterway $1,405
10Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment and Renovation $1,251
11Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses $1,194
12Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $975
13Improved grazing management for enhanced plant structure and composition for wildlife $933
14Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $501
15Tree/Shrub Establishment $241
16Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation $100
17Range Planting $81
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 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$159,320
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Baca County, Colorado$35,549,755
2Weld County, Colorado$29,090,876
3Kiowa County, Colorado$24,026,963
4Prowers County, Colorado$20,748,463
5Yuma County, Colorado$18,130,640
6Kit Carson County, Colorado$15,640,980
7Washington County, Colorado$15,487,250
8Cheyenne County, Colorado$14,959,569
9Lincoln County, Colorado$12,980,196
10Logan County, Colorado$10,209,803
11Morgan County, Colorado$6,595,642
12Pueblo County, Colorado$5,229,601
13Bent County, Colorado$4,679,387
14Elbert County, Colorado$4,491,959
15Phillips County, Colorado$4,257,897
16Crowley County, Colorado$3,273,598
17Adams County, Colorado$2,957,711
18Las Animas County, Colorado$2,756,317
19Moffat County, Colorado$2,736,768
20Dolores County, Colorado$2,686,318
21Alamosa County, Colorado$2,553,086
22Sedgwick County, Colorado$2,286,486
23Routt County, Colorado$2,067,087
24Saguache County, Colorado$1,939,055
25Montezuma County, Colorado$1,732,008
26El Paso County, Colorado$1,722,665
27La Plata County, Colorado$1,688,822
28Arapahoe County, Colorado$933,202
29Rio Grande County, Colorado$651,036
30San Miguel County, Colorado$611,315
31Otero County, Colorado$316,602
32Rio Blanco County, Colorado$93,814
33Larimer County, Colorado$66,780
34Huerfano County, Colorado$52,518
35Jackson County, Colorado$11,072
36Garfield County, Colorado$9,269
37Boulder County, Colorado$6,137
38Douglas County, Colorado$5,526
39Conejos County, Colorado$4,169
40Costilla County, Colorado$1,560
41Archuleta County, Colorado$1,460
42Montrose County, Colorado$1,148
43Gunnison County, Colorado$1,078
44Park County, Colorado$337
45Pitkin County, Colorado$0
46Custer County, Colorado$0
47Delta County, Colorado$0
48Summit County, Colorado$0
49Teller County, Colorado$0
50Clear Creek County, Colorado$0
51Chaffee County, Colorado$0
52Eagle County, Colorado$0
53Fremont County, Colorado$0
54Gilpin County, Colorado$0
55Ouray County, Colorado$0
56Grand County, Colorado$0
57Hinsdale County, Colorado$0
58Mineral County, Colorado$0
59Mesa County, Colorado$0
60Jefferson County, Colorado$0
61Lake County, Colorado$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Colorado, 2017

Land in Colorado, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:38,893
Total Acres in Farms:31,820,957
Cropland Acres:11,056,259
Permanent pasture and rangeland:18,801,276
Woodland Acres:1,308,918

Livestock in Colorado, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 4,536,917
Cattle and calves inventory2,812,306
Hogs and pigs inventory737,663
Sheep and lambs inventory414,672

Crops in Colorado, 2017

 

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