Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Louisiana

CSP payments by fiscal year in Louisiana

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CSP by Sign-up in Louisiana

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Louisiana

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Louisiana

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CSP payments by contract size in Louisiana

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Louisiana

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift621
2Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up323
3GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec308
4High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk241
5Irrigation pumping plant evaluation205
6Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date194
7Rotation of supplement and feeding areas175
8Precision application technology to apply nutrients149
9Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape147
10Drainage water management for seasonal wildlife habitat134
11Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer127
12Recycle 100% of farm lubricants115
13Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors100
14Controlled traffic system93
15Continuous cover crops76
16Continuous no till with high residue67
17Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability60
18Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management59
19Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control57
20Locally grown and marketed farm products56

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Louisiana

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CSP acreage by land use in Louisiana

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Louisiana

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CSP payments by county in Louisiana, 2011-2014

1Morehouse Parish, Louisiana$15,577,927
2Tensas Parish, Louisiana$4,259,560
3Jefferson Davis, Louisiana$3,551,786
4Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana$3,492,779
5East Carroll Parish, Louisiana$3,001,535
6Evangeline Parish, Louisiana$2,522,643
7Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana$1,931,823
8Franklin Parish, Louisiana$1,850,490
9Allen Parish, Louisiana$1,738,921
10Madison Parish, Louisiana$1,632,061
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Louisiana, 2012

Land in Louisiana, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:28,093
Total Acres in Farms:7,900,864
Cropland Acres:4,275,637
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,738,667
Woodland Acres:1,255,635
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:630,925

Livestock in Louisiana, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold151,933,586
Layers inventory 1,910,683
Cattle and calves inventory788,967
Sheep and lambs inventory9,843
Hogs and pigs inventory6,806

Crops in Louisiana, 2012


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