Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Iowa

CSP payments by fiscal year in Iowa

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CSP by Sign-up in Iowa

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Iowa

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Iowa

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CSP payments by contract size in Iowa

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Iowa

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management1,720
2Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift1,593
3GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec870
4Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape496
5Rotation of supplement and feeding areas371
6Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up351
7Precision application technology to apply nutrients324
8Recycle 100% of farm lubricants311
9High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk283
10Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen251
11Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control235
12Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base188
13Renovation of a windbreak or shelter belt, or hedgerow for wildlife habitat175
14Use of Cover Crop Mixes160
15Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation158
16Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape148
17Continuous no till with high residue146
18Crop Technology Bundle #1125
19Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer109
20Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction107

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Iowa

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CSP acreage by land use in Iowa

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Iowa

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CSP payments by county in Iowa, 2011-2014

1Winneshiek County, Iowa$10,158,647
2Pocahontas County, Iowa$7,996,355
3Webster County, Iowa$4,858,543
4Chickasaw County, Iowa$4,144,908
5Floyd County, Iowa$3,373,085
6Delaware County, Iowa$3,310,047
7Keokuk County, Iowa$3,065,591
8Clayton County, Iowa$3,029,100
9Humboldt County, Iowa$2,534,842
10Clinton County, Iowa$2,435,889
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Iowa, 2012

Land in Iowa, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:88,637
Total Acres in Farms:30,622,731
Cropland Acres:26,256,347
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,906,410
Woodland Acres:1,165,549
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,294,425

Livestock in Iowa, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 52,218,870
Hogs and pigs inventory20,455,666
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold10,572,270
Cattle and calves inventory3,893,683
Sheep and lambs inventory165,815

Crops in Iowa, 2012


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