Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Idaho

CSP payments by fiscal year in Idaho

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

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

1Cropland Annual Payment$16,896,298
2Rangeland Annual Payment$3,303,190
3Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$1,481,211
4Pasture Annual Payment$1,104,557
6Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$199,429
7Associated Ag Land$160,842
8Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$103,160
9Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$100,718
10Supplemental Payment$87,415
11Reduce risks of nutrient losses to ground water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to p$65,579
12Crop Bundle#1 - Precision Ag- No till$61,234
13Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1 - Equipment and soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in dec$56,202
14Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$54,397
15Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$43,942
16Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$42,355
17Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion$32,084
18Herbaceous Weed Treatment$29,505
19Minimum Payment Adjustment$28,075
20Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$20,877
21Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$20,633
22Crop Bundle#2 - Precision Ag- Reduced till$18,289
23Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water$14,099
24Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$13,009
25Improved grazing mgmt for plant productivity/health through monitoring$8,926
26Cover Crop $7,789
27Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)$7,709
28Stream crossing elimination$7,090
29Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$6,964
30Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of GHGs$6,937
31Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement$6,465
32Reduction of attractants to human-subsidized predators in sensitive wildlife species habitat$6,453
33Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$6,451
34Stream corridor bank vegetation improvement$6,327
35Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$5,597
36Stream corridor bank stability improvement$5,501
37Supplemental Payment Improved$5,193
38Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$4,441
39Extend existing filter strip to reduce excess nutrients in surface water$4,395
40Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community$3,984
41Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$3,848
42No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$3,647
43On-Farm Secondary Containment Facility$3,427
44Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$3,063
45Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$2,677
46Herbaceous weed control (inadequate structure and comp) for desired plant communities/habitats$2,553
47Forage and biomass planting that produces feedstock for biofuels or energy production$2,374
48Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture for soil organic matter improvement$2,220
49Improved grazing management for plant productivity/health through monitoring$2,037
50Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$1,974
51Reduce forest density and manage understory along roads to limit wildfire risk$1,888
52Pasture and Hay Planting $1,852
53Structures for Wildlife$1,770
54Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $1,659
55Grassed Waterway $1,508
56Brush management for improved structure and composition$1,410
57Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$1,382
58Improved grazing management for soil compaction through monitoring activities$1,292
59Complete pumping plant evaluation for all existing pumps on a farm.$1,136
60Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$1,006
61Nutrient Management $995
62Improved grazing management for soil compaction on rangeland through monitoring activities$971
63Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$713
64Range planting for increasing/maintaining organic matter$622
65Incorporating wildlife friendly fencing for connectivity of wildlife food resources$589
67Fuel Break$410
68Complete pumping plant evaluation for all pumps on a farm.$375
69Reduced tillage to reduce tillage induced particulate matter$330
70Tree/Shrub Establishment $327
71Cropland conversion to trees or shrubs for long term wind erosion control$302
72Conservation Cover $298
73Complete pumping plant eval for all pumps on a farm to determine the VFD potential$292
74Forest Stand Improvement$273
75Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$229
76Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$229
77Critical Area Planting$198
78Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat continuity (space)$195
79Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$182
80Prescribed Grazing $173
81Pest Management Conservation System$173
82Roof Runoff Structure$162
83Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-surface water from nutrients$144
84Brush Management$138
85Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$115
86Managing Flood-Irrigated Landscapes for Wildlife$111
87Irrigation Water Management $67
88Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat$58
89Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$47
90Filter Strip $27
91Resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure$26
92Stockpiling cool season forage to improve structure and composition.$21
93Tree/Shrub Pruning$20
Show All
Show Less
 Total Payments, 2017-202024,292,781
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, Idaho

1Cover Crop $7,789
2Pasture and Hay Planting $1,852
3Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $1,659
4Grassed Waterway $1,508
5Nutrient Management $995
6Tree/Shrub Establishment $327
7Conservation Cover $298
8Prescribed Grazing $173
9Irrigation Water Management $67
10Filter Strip $27
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$14,694
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Power County, Idaho$17,862,274
2Cassia County, Idaho$15,125,185
3Bonneville County, Idaho$10,516,338
4Bannock County, Idaho$10,286,939
5Caribou County, Idaho$8,300,229
6Oneida County, Idaho$7,599,368
7Bingham County, Idaho$6,656,213
8Franklin County, Idaho$6,094,735
9Latah County, Idaho$4,716,274
10Fremont County, Idaho$4,143,798
11Madison County, Idaho$3,109,225
12Nez Perce County, Idaho$2,824,711
13Minidoka County, Idaho$2,453,761
14Bear Lake County, Idaho$2,232,257
15Idaho County, Idaho$2,084,619
16Benewah County, Idaho$1,832,719
17Lewis County, Idaho$1,558,698
18Kootenai County, Idaho$1,541,974
19Teton County, Idaho$1,537,312
20Jefferson County, Idaho$1,216,136
21Camas County, Idaho$850,201
22Clark County, Idaho$713,952
23Washington County, Idaho$657,853
24Twin Falls County, Idaho$565,281
25Clearwater County, Idaho$525,146
26Jerome County, Idaho$288,079
27Adams County, Idaho$224,302
28Lincoln County, Idaho$218,049
29Blaine County, Idaho$199,135
30Boundary County, Idaho$107,742
31Elmore County, Idaho$79,950
32Butte County, Idaho$46,170
33Custer County, Idaho$45,773
34Payette County, Idaho$32,679
35Boise County, Idaho$25,349
36Bonner County, Idaho$18,629
37Gem County, Idaho$6,900
38Valley County, Idaho$4,132
39Owyhee County, Idaho$0
40Canyon County, Idaho$0
41Shoshone, County, Idaho$0
42Lemhi County, Idaho$0
43Gooding County, Idaho$0
44Ada County, Idaho$0
Show All
Show Less


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Idaho, 2017

Land in Idaho, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:24,996
Total Acres in Farms:11,691,912
Cropland Acres:5,894,676
Permanent pasture and rangeland:4,871,617
Woodland Acres:524,137

Livestock in Idaho, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory2,435,137
Layers inventory 472,192
Sheep and lambs inventory248,289
Hogs and pigs inventory35,634
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold17,852

Crops in Idaho, 2017


More Resources