Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Michigan

CSP payments by fiscal year in Michigan

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CSP by Sign-up in Michigan

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Michigan

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Michigan

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CSP payments by contract size in Michigan

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Michigan

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management188
2Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift180
3Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality178
4Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat127
5Forest Wildlife Structures110
6GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec100
7Upland Wildlife Habitat Management78
8Hardwood Crop Tree Release71
9Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer71
10Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management70
11Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape69
12Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen58
13Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up57
14Precision application technology to apply nutrients56
15Tree/Shrub Establishment52
16Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction52
17High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk52
18Recycle 100% of farm lubricants43
19Riparian buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat38
20Use of Cover Crop Mixes38

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Michigan

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CSP acreage by land use in Michigan

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Michigan

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CSP payments by county in Michigan, 2011-2014

1Shiawassee County, Michigan$3,144,763
2Tuscola County, Michigan$1,970,769
3Lenawee County, Michigan$1,577,816
4Clinton County, Michigan$1,461,339
5Ionia County, Michigan$1,250,142
6Delta County, Michigan$886,392
7Montcalm County, Michigan$872,404
8Genesee County, Michigan$795,119
9Branch County, Michigan$795,089
10Saint Joseph County, Michigan$781,501
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Michigan, 2012

Land in Michigan, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:52,194
Total Acres in Farms:9,948,564
Cropland Acres:7,669,071
Permanent pasture and rangeland:419,450
Woodland Acres:1,175,893
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:684,150

Livestock in Michigan, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 12,676,021
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold5,737,416
Cattle and calves inventory1,130,477
Hogs and pigs inventory1,099,478
Sheep and lambs inventory86,503

Crops in Michigan, 2012


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