Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Maine

CSP payments by fiscal year in Maine

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CSP by Sign-up in Maine

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Maine

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Maine

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CSP payments by contract size in Maine

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Maine

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality43
2Hardwood Crop Tree Release26
3Forest Wildlife Structures23
4Establish pollinator habitat14
5Locally grown and marketed farm products13
6Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat13
7High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk12
8Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape12
9Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift11
10Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants9
11Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management8
12Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management7
13Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up7
14Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer7
15Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species7
16Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation7
17Forest Stand Improvement for Soil Quality7
18Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction7
19Land application of only treated manure6
20GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec6

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Maine

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CSP acreage by land use in Maine

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Maine

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CSP payments by county in Maine, 2011-2014

1Aroostook County, Maine$780,763
2Washington County, Maine$395,564
3Somerset County, Maine$245,588
4Franklin County, Maine$222,917
5Penobscot County, Maine$190,960
6Oxford County, Maine$123,623
7Piscataquis County, Maine$103,624
8Kennebec County, Maine$98,622
9Androscoggin County, Maine$42,137
10Lincoln County, Maine$27,658
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maine, 2012

Land in Maine, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:8,173
Total Acres in Farms:1,454,104
Cropland Acres:477,343
Permanent pasture and rangeland:81,707
Woodland Acres:773,652
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:121,402

Livestock in Maine, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 3,531,186
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold138,857
Cattle and calves inventory86,256
Sheep and lambs inventory11,925
Hogs and pigs inventory8,923

Crops in Maine, 2012


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