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Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in New Hampshire

CSP payments by fiscal year in New Hampshire

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CSP by Sign-up in New Hampshire

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in New Hampshire

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in New Hampshire

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CSP payments by contract size in New Hampshire

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in New Hampshire

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants6
2Recycle 100% of farm lubricants5
3Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat4
4Rotation of supplement and feeding areas4
5Riparian buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat3
6Using N provided by legumes, animal manure and compost to supply 90 to 100% of the N needs3
7Creating forest openings to improve hardwood stands3
8Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape3
9Forest Wildlife Structures2
10Forest Stand Improvement2
11Land application of only treated manure2
12Improve the plant diversity and structure of non-cropped areas for wildlife food and habitat2
13Establish pollinator habitat2
14Reduce the concentration of nutrients imported on farm2
15Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen1
16Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer1
17Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date1
18Locally grown and marketed farm products1
19Managing livestock access to water bodies/courses1
20Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species1

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in New Hampshire

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CSP acreage by land use in New Hampshire

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in New Hampshire

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CSP payments by county in New Hampshire, 2011-2014

1Merrimack County, New Hampshire$194,939
2Hillsborough County, New Hampshire$52,712
3Coos County, New Hampshire$40,000
4Belknap County, New Hampshire$26,149
5Grafton County, New Hampshire$22,612
6Sullivan County, New Hampshire$13,470
7Strafford County, New Hampshire$5,000


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for New Hampshire, 2012

Land in New Hampshire, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:4,391
Total Acres in Farms:474,065
Cropland Acres:98,268
Permanent pasture and rangeland:31,141
Woodland Acres:304,801
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:39,855

Livestock in New Hampshire, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 221,446
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold102,340
Cattle and calves inventory33,392
Sheep and lambs inventory8,079
Hogs and pigs inventory3,287

Crops in New Hampshire, 2012


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