Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Nebraska

CSP payments by fiscal year in Nebraska

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CSP by Sign-up in Nebraska

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Nebraska

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Nebraska

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CSP payments by contract size in Nebraska

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Nebraska

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Rotation of supplement and feeding areas1,140
2Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management803
3Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift765
4Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management761
5Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape741
6Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape665
7GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec437
8Irrigation pumping plant evaluation418
9High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk321
10Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat313
11Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape and enhanced access for bats and bird species260
12Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling225
13Recycle 100% of farm lubricants208
14Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System192
15Range Grazing Bundle #1184
16Establish pollinator habitat178
17Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up170
18Remote monitoring and notification of irrigation pumping plant operation151
19Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling126
20Renovation of a windbreak or shelter belt, or hedgerow for wildlife habitat119

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Nebraska

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CSP acreage by land use in Nebraska

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Nebraska

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CSP payments by county in Nebraska, 2011-2014

1Cherry County, Nebraska$9,756,199
2Phelps County, Nebraska$8,726,060
3Furnas County, Nebraska$5,058,509
4Gosper County, Nebraska$5,032,398
5Nuckolls County, Nebraska$4,646,749
6Nemaha County, Nebraska$4,162,267
7Lancaster County, Nebraska$3,662,430
8Hooker County, Nebraska$3,396,116
9Sheridan County, Nebraska$3,303,144
10Gage County, Nebraska$3,272,604
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Nebraska, 2012

Land in Nebraska, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:49,969
Total Acres in Farms:45,331,783
Cropland Acres:21,597,393
Permanent pasture and rangeland:22,297,424
Woodland Acres:442,660
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:994,306

Livestock in Nebraska, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 9,351,688
Cattle and calves inventory6,385,675
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold4,777,716
Hogs and pigs inventory2,992,576
Sheep and lambs inventory71,771

Crops in Nebraska, 2012


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