Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Iowa

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 Iowa


CSP payments by county, 2017-2022


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

RankPracticePayments,
2017-2022
1Cropland Annual Payment$127,848,983
2Pasture Annual Payment$7,006,187
3Associated Ag Land$5,094,614
4Farmstead$5,006,222
5Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$3,571,054
6Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$2,435,880
7Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$2,090,838
8Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$1,837,395
9Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$1,263,012
10Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$1,220,587
11Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$1,007,692
12Cover Crop $885,828
13Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$788,538
14Establish Monarch butterfly habitat $600,158
15Pest Management Conservation System$423,983
16Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses $346,062
17Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$295,474
18Nutrient Management $294,650
19Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$254,453
20Cover crop to reduce water erosion$251,676
21Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of GHGs$249,738
22Reduce risks of nutrient loss to surface water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies $246,206
23Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$221,492
24Minimum Payment Adjustment$220,896
25No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$213,913
26Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $211,939
27Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$211,708
28Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$179,102
29Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$144,922
30Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$142,652
31Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$135,751
32No till to reduce water erosion$133,352
33Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$132,285
34Pasture and Hay Planting $93,631
35Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$93,433
36Reduce risk of pesticides in water and air by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$91,884
37Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$90,213
38Reduce risks of nutrient losses to ground water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to p$79,710
39Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$77,644
40Crop tree management for mast production$76,578
41Improved crop rotation to provide benefits to pollinators$70,654
42No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content $65,872
43Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $65,132
44Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$64,301
45Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community$58,475
46Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$57,790
47Grazing Bundle 1 - Range and Pasture$57,256
48Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $46,297
49Cover crop to reduce soil erosion $46,195
50Cover crop to reduce wind erosion$44,354
51Use of SHA to assist with development of cover crop mix to improve soil health and increase SOM$43,527
52Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content $42,385
53Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$39,804
54Herbaceous Weed Treatment $38,506
55Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$34,360
56Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion$33,044
57Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $31,879
58Reduced tillage to reduce soil erosion $29,581
59Native grasses or legumes in forage base$28,370
60Clipping mature forages to set back vegetative growth for improved forage quality $27,621
61Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$27,250
62Supplemental Payment$22,875
63Conservation Cover $21,338
64Crop tree management for mast production $17,735
65Forest management to enhance understory vegetation $16,525
66Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food $16,316
67Prescribed Grazing $14,960
68Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $14,631
69Brush Management $14,142
70Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife$13,082
71Management Intensive Rotational Grazing $12,598
72Stewardship Payment$11,659
73Forest Stand Improvement $11,464
74No till to reduce soil erosion $10,830
75Enhanced field borders to increase carbon storage along the edge(s) of the field$10,170
76Conservation cover for pollinators and beneficial insects $9,756
77Edge feathering for wildlife cover$9,598
78Field Border $9,506
79Tree/Shrub Establishment $9,079
80Resource conserving crop rotation $8,846
81Critical Area Planting $8,467
82Roof Runoff Structure$7,895
83Conservation Crop Rotation $7,707
84Use of soil health assessment to assist with development of cover crop mix to improve soil health$7,704
85Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings$7,014
86Enhancement - Soil Management$6,377
87Brush management for improved structure and composition$5,298
88Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$5,164
89Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$5,051
90Reduced tillage to reduce wind erosion$4,622
91Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$4,388
92Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$4,304
93Short-interval burns to promote a healthy herbaceous plant community$3,682
94Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$3,605
95Existing Practice Payment$2,916
96Heavy Use Area Protection$2,896
97Herbaceous weed treatment to create plant communities consistent with the ecological site $2,014
98Brush management to improve wildlife habitat $1,811
99Filter Strip $1,683
100Forage plantings that help increase organic matter in depleted soils $1,679
101Prescribed Burning $1,528
102Fence$1,308
103Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$1,216
104Structures for Wildlife$833
105Watering Facility$760
106Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects$725
107Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$484
108Forage Harvest Management$428
109Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$392
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 Total Payments, 2017-2022166,899,235

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


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

RankPracticePayments,
2017-2022
1Cover Crop $885,828
2Establish Monarch butterfly habitat $600,158
3Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses $346,062
4Nutrient Management $294,650
5Reduce risks of nutrient loss to surface water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies $246,206
6Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $211,939
7Pasture and Hay Planting $93,631
8No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content $65,872
9Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $65,132
10Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $46,297
11Cover crop to reduce soil erosion $46,195
12Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content $42,385
13Herbaceous Weed Treatment $38,506
14Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $31,879
15Reduced tillage to reduce soil erosion $29,581
16Clipping mature forages to set back vegetative growth for improved forage quality $27,621
17Conservation Cover $21,338
18Crop tree management for mast production $17,735
19Forest management to enhance understory vegetation $16,525
20Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food $16,316
21Prescribed Grazing $14,960
22Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter $14,631
23Brush Management $14,142
24Management Intensive Rotational Grazing $12,598
25Forest Stand Improvement $11,464
26No till to reduce soil erosion $10,830
27Conservation cover for pollinators and beneficial insects $9,756
28Field Border $9,506
29Tree/Shrub Establishment $9,079
30Resource conserving crop rotation $8,846
31Critical Area Planting $8,467
32Conservation Crop Rotation $7,707
33Herbaceous weed treatment to create plant communities consistent with the ecological site $2,014
34Brush management to improve wildlife habitat $1,811
35Filter Strip $1,683
36Forage plantings that help increase organic matter in depleted soils $1,679
37Prescribed Burning $1,528
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 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2022$3,284,557
 Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2022 $3,180,832
 Provisional Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2022 $103,725

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


CSP payments by county, 2017-2022

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2022
1Ringgold County, Iowa$52,894,724
2Woodbury County, Iowa$51,916,267
3Taylor County, Iowa$48,830,234
4Clayton County, Iowa$47,807,340
5Kossuth County, Iowa$47,019,824
6Washington County, Iowa$42,099,279
7Keokuk County, Iowa$41,887,705
8Fayette County, Iowa$39,850,660
9Audubon County, Iowa$39,405,089
10Palo Alto County, Iowa$38,873,090
11Guthrie County, Iowa$38,862,481
12Butler County, Iowa$37,185,878
13Monona County, Iowa$35,807,442
14Clay County, Iowa$34,589,959
15Howard County, Iowa$34,208,945
16Clarke County, Iowa$33,816,703
17Wayne County, Iowa$32,819,295
18Crawford County, Iowa$31,821,991
19Decatur County, Iowa$31,805,174
20Winneshiek County, Iowa$31,527,106
21Monroe County, Iowa$30,766,327
22Jefferson County, Iowa$30,334,316
23Henry County, Iowa$29,211,808
24Union County, Iowa$29,178,122
25Webster County, Iowa$28,555,869
26Harrison County, Iowa$27,979,396
27Mahaska County, Iowa$27,923,747
28Iowa County, Iowa$27,642,181
29Adams County, Iowa$27,050,143
30Marion County, Iowa$26,894,869
31Floyd County, Iowa$26,710,483
32Warren County, Iowa$26,621,542
33Adair County, Iowa$26,364,637
34Allamakee County, Iowa$26,324,048
35Calhoun County, Iowa$26,242,510
36Delaware County, Iowa$24,436,246
37Madison County, Iowa$23,131,129
38Van Buren County, Iowa$22,283,886
39Tama County, Iowa$22,084,310
40Bremer County, Iowa$21,927,124
41Black Hawk County, Iowa$21,544,330
42Benton County, Iowa$21,441,094
43Shelby County, Iowa$21,101,656
44Chickasaw County, Iowa$20,967,537
45Hamilton County, Iowa$20,878,097
46Winnebago County, Iowa$20,540,304
47Cass County, Iowa$20,318,217
48Appanoose County, Iowa$20,035,878
49Franklin County, Iowa$20,029,692
50Wright County, Iowa$19,824,888
51Jackson County, Iowa$19,748,319
52Hancock County, Iowa$19,112,271
53Wapello County, Iowa$19,102,253
54Carroll County, Iowa$18,849,833
55Boone County, Iowa$18,730,793
56Cherokee County, Iowa$18,557,571
57Poweshiek County, Iowa$18,345,031
58Cerro Gordo County, Iowa$17,913,896
59Jones County, Iowa$17,542,720
60Lucas County, Iowa$17,155,949
61Greene County, Iowa$17,036,926
62Page County, Iowa$16,995,930
63Sac County, Iowa$16,698,573
64Montgomery County, Iowa$16,450,950
65Davis County, Iowa$16,412,318
66Buchanan County, Iowa$16,063,781
67Lee County, Iowa$15,744,317
68Marshall County, Iowa$15,593,788
69Louisa County, Iowa$15,444,229
70Humboldt County, Iowa$15,378,034
71Worth County, Iowa$15,033,252
72Muscatine County, Iowa$14,991,343
73Hardin County, Iowa$14,986,840
74Sioux County, Iowa$14,827,126
75Jasper County, Iowa$14,657,171
76Pocahontas County, Iowa$14,623,442
77Story County, Iowa$14,417,302
78Ida County, Iowa$13,962,229
79Dallas County, Iowa$13,812,621
80Johnson County, Iowa$13,759,172
81Buena Vista County, Iowa$13,667,050
82East Pottawattamie County, Iowa$13,638,225
83Clinton County, Iowa$13,209,759
84Dubuque County, Iowa$13,182,559
85Linn County, Iowa$13,137,068
86Plymouth County, Iowa$12,780,447
87Cedar County, Iowa$12,376,348
88Osceola County, Iowa$11,530,296
89Mitchell County, Iowa$10,964,079
90Dickinson County, Iowa$10,802,190
91Grundy County, Iowa$10,680,353
92Fremont County, Iowa$10,447,316
93O'Brien County, Iowa$10,170,205
94Emmet County, Iowa$10,146,809
95Des Moines County, Iowa$9,281,809
96Mills County, Iowa$8,436,177
97Scott County, Iowa$6,553,830
98Polk County, Iowa$5,759,565
99Lyon County, Iowa$3,600,732
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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 Iowa, 2022

Land in Iowa, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:86,911
Total Acres in Farms:29,978,165
Cropland Acres:25,881,597
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,687,658
Woodland Acres:1,224,543

Livestock in Iowa, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 43,137,355
Hogs and pigs inventory23,808,603
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold16,718,903
Cattle and calves inventory3,517,805
Sheep and lambs inventory156,013

Crops in Iowa, 2022

 

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