Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Kentucky

CSP payments by fiscal year in Kentucky

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CSP by Sign-up in Kentucky

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Kentucky

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Kentucky

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CSP payments by contract size in Kentucky

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Kentucky

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift109
2Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape94
3Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up76
4GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec62
5Establish pollinator habitat56
6Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base54
7Recycle 100% of farm lubricants47
8Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date45
9Apply enhanced efficiency fertilizer products43
10Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer42
11Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management41
12Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability35
13Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management32
14Precision application technology to apply nutrients30
15Rotation of supplement and feeding areas29
16Continuous cover crops28
17Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and habitat26
18Forest Wildlife Structures26
19Continuous No Till24
20Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape24

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Kentucky

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CSP acreage by land use in Kentucky

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Kentucky

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CSP payments by county in Kentucky, 2011-2014

1Meade County, Kentucky$1,609,800
2Shelby County, Kentucky$1,038,457
3Warren County, Kentucky$886,994
4Mercer County, Kentucky$445,926
5Breckinridge County, Kentucky$427,714
6Logan County, Kentucky$376,068
7Grayson County, Kentucky$285,087
8Simpson County, Kentucky$186,668
9Hardin County, Kentucky$161,190
10Henry County, Kentucky$138,502
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Kentucky, 2012

Land in Kentucky, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:77,064
Total Acres in Farms:13,049,347
Cropland Acres:6,336,247
Permanent pasture and rangeland:3,223,610
Woodland Acres:2,745,655
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:743,835

Livestock in Kentucky, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold305,383,434
Layers inventory 4,308,549
Cattle and calves inventory2,270,871
Hogs and pigs inventory313,360
Sheep and lambs inventory54,612

Crops in Kentucky, 2012


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