Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Florida

CSP payments by fiscal year in Florida

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

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

1Pasture Annual Payment$5,311,446
2Cropland Annual Payment$1,700,393
3Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$1,136,359
4Rangeland Annual Payment$584,104
5Sequential patch burning$188,500
6Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$116,488
7Stockpiling cool season forage to improve plant productivity and health$116,100
8Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$88,299
9Associated Ag Land$78,544
10Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function impairment from nutrients$77,675
11Clipping mature forages to set back vegetative growth for improved forage quality $57,950
12Minimum Payment Adjustment$49,006
14Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1 - Equipment and soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in dec$42,642
15Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$37,673
16Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$37,164
17Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$31,074
18Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$30,685
19Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$30,177
20Reduce forest stand density to improve wildlife food sources$27,715
21Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$24,484
22Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$16,800
23Reduce height of the forest understory to limit wildfire risk$16,076
24Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$15,513
25Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community$14,916
26Brush management for improved structure and composition$14,683
27Herbaceous Weed Treatment$13,567
28Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$12,266
29Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$12,150
30Pasture and Hay Planting $11,118
31Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$10,733
32Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$10,415
33Short-interval prescribed burning to promote a healthy herbaceous plant community$10,320
34Prescribed Grazing $10,286
35Short-interval burn$9,621
36Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$9,438
37Reduce forest density and manage understory along roads to improve wildlife food sources$8,805
38Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$7,812
39Brush Management$7,633
40Controlled traffic farming to reduce compaction$7,618
41Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$7,205
42Pest Management Conservation System$7,164
43Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$6,662
44Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-surface water from nutrients$5,868
45Enhanced field borders to increase carbon storage along the edge(s) of the field$5,401
46Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$4,979
47Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce pathogens in surface water$4,869
48Increase on-site carbon storage$3,862
49Native grasses or legumes in forage base$3,855
50Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$3,822
51Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$3,445
52Supplemental Payment$3,362
53Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$3,066
54Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$2,564
55Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health$2,533
56Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat cover- shelter or continuity$2,236
57Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)$2,086
58Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$2,068
59Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$2,058
60Nutrient Management $1,897
61Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$1,801
63Creating structural diversity with patch openings$1,693
64Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of food for wildlife$1,558
65Brush management to improve wildlife habitat$1,517
66Enhanced field border to provide wildlife food for pollinators along the edge(s) of a field$1,360
67Create patch openings to enhance wildlife cover and shelter$1,338
68Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (cover and shelter)$1,169
69Silvopasture for wildlife habitat (structure and composition)$1,124
70Herbaceous weed control (inadequate structure and comp) for desired plant communities/habitats$896
71Irrigation Water Management $830
72Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$789
73Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$723
74Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$680
75Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects$461
76Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-ground water from nutrients$374
78Forest Stand Improvement$315
79Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$303
80Forage harvest management that helps maintain wildlife habitat continuity (space)$225
81Tree/Shrub Establishment $186
82Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat$174
83Irrigation System- Microirrigation$140
84Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$115
85Critical Area Planting$110
86Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water$96
87Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm.$95
88Watering Facility$82
89Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$81
90Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$65
91Prescribed Burning$56
92Forage and biomass planting for water erosion to improve soil health$51
93Soil health crop rotation$43
94Structures for Wildlife$17
95Grazing management that protects sensitive areas from gully erosion$2
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 Total Payments, 2017-202010,128,925
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, Florida

1Clipping mature forages to set back vegetative growth for improved forage quality $57,950
2Pasture and Hay Planting $11,118
3Prescribed Grazing $10,286
4Nutrient Management $1,897
5Irrigation Water Management $830
6Tree/Shrub Establishment $186
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$82,266
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Jackson County, Florida$1,179,106
2Okaloosa County, Florida$749,555
3Jefferson County, Florida$614,294
4Walton County, Florida$538,888
5Holmes County, Florida$495,799
6Santa Rosa County, Florida$434,829
7Madison County, Florida$336,658
8Washington County, Florida$319,047
9Escambia County, Florida$264,397
10Columbia County, Florida$50,832
11Calhoun County, Florida$46,152
12Leon County, Florida$40,685
13Gadsden County, Florida$26,567
14Hamilton County, Florida$8,324
15Gulf County, Florida$4,484
16Citrus County, Florida$1,606
17Okeechobee County, Florida$0
18Osceola County, Florida$0
19Union County, Florida$0
20Volusia County, Florida$0
21Orange County, Florida$0
22Polk County, Florida$0
23Wakulla County, Florida$0
24Martin County, Florida$0
25Marion County, Florida$0
26Lake County, Florida$0
27Palm Beach County, Florida$0
28Pasco County, Florida$0
29Pinellas County, Florida$0
30Putnam County, Florida$0
31Saint Johns County, Florida$0
32Saint Lucie County, Florida$0
33Taylor County, Florida$0
34Sarasota County, Florida$0
35Seminole County, Florida$0
36Sumter County, Florida$0
37Suwannee County, Florida$0
38Glades County, Florida$0
39Baker County, Florida$0
40Bay County, Florida$0
41Bradford County, Florida$0
42Brevard County, Florida$0
43Broward County, Florida$0
44Charlotte County, Florida$0
45Collier County, Florida$0
46DeSoto County, Florida$0
47Dixie County, Florida$0
48Duval County, Florida$0
49Flagler County, Florida$0
50Gilchrist County, Florida$0
51Manatee County, Florida$0
52Hardee County, Florida$0
53Hendry County, Florida$0
54Hernando County, Florida$0
55Highlands County, Florida$0
56Hillsborough County, Florida$0
57Indian River County, Florida$0
58Lafayette County, Florida$0
59Alachua County, Florida$0
60Lee County, Florida$0
61Levy County, Florida$0
62Liberty County, Florida$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Florida, 2017

Land in Florida, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:47,590
Total Acres in Farms:9,731,731
Cropland Acres:2,825,803
Permanent pasture and rangeland:3,621,801
Woodland Acres:2,514,794

Livestock in Florida, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold65,698,665
Layers inventory 7,536,543
Cattle and calves inventory1,635,742
Sheep and lambs inventory24,504
Hogs and pigs inventory15,567

Crops in Florida, 2017


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