Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Minnesota

CSP payments by fiscal year in Minnesota

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CSP by Sign-up in Minnesota

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Minnesota

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Minnesota

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CSP payments by contract size in Minnesota

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Minnesota

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift2,017
2Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management1,947
3GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec1,418
4Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape979
5High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk967
6Precision application technology to apply nutrients566
7Rotation of supplement and feeding areas552
8Recycle 100% of farm lubricants492
9Crop Technology Bundle #6 (Improves nutrient and pesticide application techniques and widen buffers)433
10Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up363
11Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality360
12Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date347
13Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface313
14Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors264
15Establish pollinator habitat259
16Wildlife Friendly Fencing255
17Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape242
18Forest Wildlife Structures230
19Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer215
20Renovation of a windbreak or shelter belt, or hedgerow for wildlife habitat204

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Minnesota

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CSP acreage by land use in Minnesota

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Minnesota

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CSP payments by county in Minnesota, 2011-2014

1Murray County, Minnesota$12,673,728
2Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$11,849,583
3Grant County, Minnesota$8,566,729
4Lyon County, Minnesota$7,940,415
5Traverse County, Minnesota$7,224,773
6East Otter Tail County, Minnesota$7,090,558
7Morrison County, Minnesota$6,914,638
8Roseau County, Minnesota$5,237,482
9Stearns County, Minnesota$5,094,915
10Lincoln County, Minnesota$3,890,442
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Minnesota, 2012

Land in Minnesota, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:74,542
Total Acres in Farms:26,035,838
Cropland Acres:21,597,136
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,271,242
Woodland Acres:1,641,521
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,525,939

Livestock in Minnesota, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold45,037,969
Layers inventory 9,693,648
Hogs and pigs inventory7,606,785
Cattle and calves inventory2,412,684
Sheep and lambs inventory126,506

Crops in Minnesota, 2012


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