Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Missouri

CSP payments by fiscal year in Missouri

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Missouri

1Cropland Annual Payment$65,119,701
2Pasture Annual Payment$21,839,173
3Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$3,528,020
4Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$3,225,626
5Associated Ag Land$3,112,796
6Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$2,860,118
8Minimum Payment Adjustment$1,303,568
9Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$564,994
10Close structures to capture/retain rainfall to improve food for waterfowl/wading birds during winter$564,677
11Forest Stand Improvement to rehabilitate degraded hardwood stands$511,324
12Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$485,011
13Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$479,180
14Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$431,495
15Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$429,900
16Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$411,426
17Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$340,194
18Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$307,010
19Pasture and Hay Planting $169,957
20Advanced Automated IWM - Year 1 - Equipment and soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in dec$119,501
21Reduce forest stand density to improve a degraded plant community$114,097
22Reduce forest stand density to improve wildlife food sources$109,439
23Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$100,502
24Advanced IWM--Weather is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$96,154
25Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$91,944
26Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$75,572
27Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water$72,475
28Cover crop to reduce water erosion$69,433
29Herbaceous Weed Treatment$57,231
30Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to improve cover and shelter for birds during winter$51,949
31Cultural plantings$50,426
32Supplemental Payment$46,275
33Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$44,452
34Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$42,099
35Stockpiling cool season forage to improve plant productivity and health$41,422
36Crop tree management for mast production$35,519
37Improved grazing mgmt for plant productivity/health through monitoring$32,333
38Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$31,733
39Cover Crop $24,524
40Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$23,836
41Brush Management$22,342
42Summer roosting habitat for native forest-dwelling bat species$21,787
43Increase riparian forest buffer width to enhance wildlife habitat$21,143
44Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$19,794
45Brush management for improved structure and composition$16,654
46Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$16,614
47Enhanced field borders to increase carbon storage along the edge(s) of the field$16,167
48Resource conserving crop rotation to reduce water erosion$15,654
49Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$15,447
50Enhanced field borders to reduce water induced erosion along the edge(s) of a field$15,255
51Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$15,115
52Stockpiling cool season forage to improve structure and composition.$14,538
53Short-interval burn$14,299
54Forage and biomass planting for water erosion to improve soil health$13,756
55Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$13,153
56Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$11,600
57Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$11,499
58Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$11,247
59Improved grazing management for soil compaction through monitoring activities$10,668
60Extend retention of rainfall to provide food for late winter habitat$10,499
61Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$10,361
62Enhancement - Soil Management$10,305
63Prescribed Grazing $9,920
64Enhancement - Habitat Management$9,313
65Advanced Automated IWM - Year 2-5- Soil moisture is monitored- recorded and used in decision making$8,306
66Enhance development of the forest understory to improve site moisture$7,734
67Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement$7,277
68Switch fuel source for pump motor(s)$5,940
69No till to reduce water erosion$5,919
70Reduce height of the forest understory to limit wildfire risk$5,674
71Irrigation Water Management $5,650
72Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings$5,304
73Use of SHA to assist with development of cover crop mix to improve soil health and increase SOM$4,923
74Native grasses or legumes in forage base$4,804
75Watering Facility$4,571
76Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health$4,271
77Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects$3,984
78Close structures to capture and retain rainfall to provide water for birds during winter$3,686
79Forest Stand Improvement$3,590
80Cropland conversion to trees or shrubs for long term improvement of water quality$3,427
81Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$3,359
82Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter$3,267
83Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $3,251
84Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$3,055
85Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$2,979
86Conservation Cover $2,920
87Tree/Shrub Establishment $2,881
88Heavy Use Area Protection$2,588
89Stewardship Payment$2,533
90Critical Area Planting$2,529
91Nutrient Management $2,505
92Enhance development of the forest understory to capture nutrients in surface water$2,466
93Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$2,446
94Pest Management Conservation System$2,401
95Conservation Crop Rotation $2,291
96Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$2,177
97Enhance development of the forest understory to provide wildlife cover and shelter$1,789
98Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of GHGs$1,753
99Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $1,728
100Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$1,698
101Prescribed Burning$1,636
102Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $1,405
103Extend retention of captured rainfall to provide enhanced cover and shelter for late winter habitat$1,402
104Creating structural diversity with patch openings$1,333
105Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)$999
106Create patch openings to enhance wildlife cover and shelter$954
107Forage and biomass planting that produces feedstock for biofuels or energy production$895
108Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function impairment from nutrients$827
109Enhancement - Grazing Management$750
110Enhanced field border to provide wildlife cover or shelter along the edge(s) of a field$744
111Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture for soil organic matter improvement$724
112Existing Practice Payment$635
114Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$621
115Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$614
116Stream Crossing$594
117Field Border $424
118Soil health crop rotation$403
119Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat continuity (space)$395
120Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $364
121Maintaining and improving forest soil quality$340
122Increase riparian herbaceous cover width to reduce sediment loading$297
123Hedgerow Planting $296
124Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$296
125No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$274
126Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$261
127Access Control$232
128Forest Trails and Landings$214
129Reduced tillage to reduce energy use$213
130Other Payment$197
131Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$169
132Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment and Renovation $162
133Increase on-site carbon storage$155
134Riparian Herbaceous Cover $104
136Grade Stabilization Structure$100
137No till to reduce tillage induced particulate matter$99
138Establish Monarch butterfly habitat in pastures$94
139Forage plantings that enhance bird habitat (structure and composition)$74
140Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$66
141Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat$58
142Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function-min sediment in surface water$51
143Herbaceous weed control (inadequate structure and comp) for desired plant communities/habitats$48
144Maintaining and improving forest soil quality by limiting compaction$45
145Forage Harvest Management$12
146Intensive cover cropping (orchard/vineyard floor) to increase soil health and SOM content$11
147Establish wildlife corridors to provide habitat continuity$8
148Establish wildlife corridors to enhance access to water$3
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 Total Payments, 2017-2020109,383,938
NRCS climate smart practice: The list of NRCS climate smart CSP enhancements were not funded until 2020, so their total spending between 2017 and 2020 is small. However, CSP practices that have EQIP codes, like code 340 for cover crops, were funded before 2020. Payments for NRCS climate smart CSP enhancements are likely to be larger after 2020.

NCRS climate smart practices on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Missouri

1Pasture and Hay Planting $169,957
2Cover Crop $24,524
3Prescribed Grazing $9,920
4Irrigation Water Management $5,650
5Residue and Tillage Management- Reduced Till $3,251
6Conservation Cover $2,920
7Tree/Shrub Establishment $2,881
8Nutrient Management $2,505
9Conservation Crop Rotation $2,291
10Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $1,728
11Residue and Tillage Management- No Till $1,405
12Field Border $424
13Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $364
14Hedgerow Planting $296
15Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment and Renovation $162
16Riparian Herbaceous Cover $104
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 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$228,381
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Harrison County, Missouri$34,217,185
2Carroll County, Missouri$26,797,651
3Daviess County, Missouri$19,735,794
4Gentry County, Missouri$18,488,291
5Nodaway County, Missouri$15,772,496
6Linn County, Missouri$15,569,372
7Grundy County, Missouri$14,036,213
8Sullivan County, Missouri$13,430,493
9Macon County, Missouri$12,595,644
10Worth County, Missouri$12,241,996
11Livingston County, Missouri$12,236,972
12Caldwell County, Missouri$11,684,627
13Monroe County, Missouri$10,361,852
14Knox County, Missouri$10,110,649
15Scotland County, Missouri$9,940,508
16Mercer County, Missouri$9,684,829
17DeKalb County, Missouri$9,547,381
18Chariton County, Missouri$8,779,636
19Randolph County, Missouri$7,621,300
20Putnam County, Missouri$7,215,627
21Ray County, Missouri$7,094,146
22Clark County, Missouri$6,792,952
23Shelby County, Missouri$6,634,585
24Adair County, Missouri$6,028,723
25Ralls County, Missouri$5,925,096
26Lewis County, Missouri$5,293,751
27Schuyler County, Missouri$4,665,502
28Scott County, Missouri$4,577,196
29Marion County, Missouri$4,381,755
30Stoddard County, Missouri$4,254,448
31Andrew County, Missouri$4,182,263
32Howard County, Missouri$4,014,989
33Saline County, Missouri$3,698,502
34Callaway County, Missouri$3,401,677
35Vernon County, Missouri$3,399,741
36Atchison County, Missouri$3,222,171
37Holt County, Missouri$3,146,583
38Cooper County, Missouri$3,052,540
39Pike County, Missouri$3,031,279
40Clinton County, Missouri$2,679,325
41Cass County, Missouri$2,650,428
42Audrain County, Missouri$2,648,260
43Pettis County, Missouri$2,635,296
44Cape Girardeau County, Missouri$2,624,790
45Barton County, Missouri$2,469,747
46Buchanan County, Missouri$2,118,030
47Bates County, Missouri$2,008,113
48Lincoln County, Missouri$1,768,377
49Johnson County, Missouri$1,665,096
50Henry County, Missouri$1,598,075
51Lafayette County, Missouri$1,419,101
52Perry County, Missouri$1,418,800
53Moniteau County, Missouri$1,335,457
54Boone County, Missouri$1,213,378
55Mississippi County, Missouri$1,201,671
56New Madrid County, Missouri$1,200,276
57Montgomery County, Missouri$1,157,473
58Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri$868,656
59Saint Clair County, Missouri$768,224
60Jasper County, Missouri$757,631
61Franklin County, Missouri$609,569
62Platte County, Missouri$582,112
63Clay County, Missouri$537,680
64Bollinger County, Missouri$507,182
65Dade County, Missouri$436,880
66Pemiscot County, Missouri$372,819
67Lawrence County, Missouri$369,634
68Dunklin County, Missouri$347,284
69Gasconade County, Missouri$340,384
70Cole County, Missouri$340,005
71Warren County, Missouri$339,257
72Osage County, Missouri$324,655
73Butler County, Missouri$323,891
74Ripley County, Missouri$314,749
75Saint Charles County, Missouri$226,619
76Cedar County, Missouri$224,379
77Morgan County, Missouri$213,825
78Benton County, Missouri$194,570
79Maries County, Missouri$146,656
80Polk County, Missouri$136,023
81Saint Francois County, Missouri$135,231
82Wayne County, Missouri$127,712
83Douglas County, Missouri$110,095
84Hickory County, Missouri$83,412
85Crawford County, Missouri$82,396
86Newton County, Missouri$77,182
87Texas County, Missouri$67,931
88Jackson County, Missouri$43,496
89Phelps County, Missouri$38,276
90Jefferson County, Missouri$35,199
91Howell County, Missouri$30,818
92Taney County, Missouri$29,160
93Reynolds County, Missouri$24,986
94Dallas County, Missouri$20,996
95Stone County, Missouri$20,840
96Oregon County, Missouri$18,806
97Dent County, Missouri$17,260
98McDonald County, Missouri$12,662
99Carter County, Missouri$12,184
100Laclede County, Missouri$12,168
101Barry County, Missouri$11,340
102Madison County, Missouri$10,929
103Miller County, Missouri$10,886
104Pulaski County, Missouri$6,524
105Shannon County, Missouri$6,229
106Greene County, Missouri$4,879
107Camden County, Missouri$4,764
108Wright County, Missouri$3,785
109Christian County, Missouri$3,631
110Webster County, Missouri$3,385
111Iron County, Missouri$2,761
112Ozark County, Missouri$1,729
113Saint Louis County, Missouri$574
114Washington County, Missouri$538
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Missouri, 2017

Land in Missouri, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:95,320
Total Acres in Farms:27,781,883
Cropland Acres:15,599,446
Permanent pasture and rangeland:6,882,610
Woodland Acres:4,064,345

Livestock in Missouri, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold286,139,429
Layers inventory 11,306,386
Cattle and calves inventory4,060,220
Hogs and pigs inventory3,150,133
Sheep and lambs inventory111,621

Crops in Missouri, 2017


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