Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in New Mexico

CSP payments by fiscal year in New Mexico

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, New Mexico

1Rangeland Annual Payment$63,441,909
2Cropland Annual Payment$2,497,314
3Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$2,173,094
4Maintaining quantity and quality of forage for animal health and productivity$978,627
5Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion$939,536
6Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$203,021
7Pasture Annual Payment$179,128
8Prescribed Grazing $164,905
9Use of body condition scoring for livestock on a monthly basis to keep track of herd health$145,816
10Improved grazing management for soil compaction on rangeland through monitoring activities$134,699
11Improved grazing management for water erosion through monitoring activities$128,479
12Cultural plantings$128,052
13Improved grazing management for wind erosion through monitoring activities$79,284
14Improved grazing management for plant productivity/health through monitoring$55,923
15Minimum Payment Adjustment$48,382
16Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$44,410
17Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$44,100
18Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$36,893
19Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for prescribed grazing-cover/shelter$33,908
20Incorporating wildlife refuge areas in contingency plans for wildlife food$23,889
21Grazing management for improving quantity and quality of food for wildlife$14,823
22Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$13,893
23Improved grazing management for plant structure and composition through monitoring activities$13,394
24Improved grazing management that reduces undesirable plant pest pressure through monitoring$10,057
25Range planting for improving forage- browse- or cover for wildlife$9,827
26Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$7,536
27Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$6,980
28Reduced tillage to reduce energy use$5,332
29Erroneous Underpayment$5,311
30Herbaceous weed control (inadequate structure and comp) for desired plant communities/habitats$4,665
32Modifications to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$2,210
33Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$2,005
34Tree/Shrub Establishment $1,925
35Advanced IWM--Soil moisture is monitored- recorded- and used in decision making$1,912
36Incorporating wildlife friendly fencing for connectivity of wildlife food resources$1,725
37Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$1,544
38Brush Management$1,459
39Brush management for improved structure and composition$1,370
40Cover crop to reduce wind erosion$1,245
41Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$1,209
42Forage harvest management that helps maintain or improve wildlife habitat (cover and shelter)$742
43Pasture and Hay Planting $558
44Watering Facility$404
45Range planting for increasing/maintaining organic matter$371
46Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $312
47Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$271
48Structures for Wildlife$197
49Conservation Crop Rotation $158
50Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$41
51Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter$5
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 Total Payments, 2017-202071,597,149
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, New Mexico

1Prescribed Grazing $164,905
2Tree/Shrub Establishment $1,925
3Pasture and Hay Planting $558
4Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $312
5Conservation Crop Rotation $158
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$167,859
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Curry County, New Mexico$21,775,202
2Roosevelt County, New Mexico$16,185,185
3Quay County, New Mexico$12,354,520
4Lea County, New Mexico$3,645,315
5Union County, New Mexico$2,936,149
6Harding County, New Mexico$1,315,581
7Torrance County, New Mexico$775,056
8Colfax County, New Mexico$245,051
9DeBaca County, New Mexico$120,295
10Cibola County, New Mexico$79,205
11Santa Fe County, New Mexico$48,609
12Rio Arriba County, New Mexico$44,645
13San Miguel County, New Mexico$35,932
14McKinley County, New Mexico$20,146
15Taos County, New Mexico$11,018
16Sandoval County, New Mexico$0
17Sierra County, New Mexico$0
18San Juan County, New Mexico$0
19Valencia County, New Mexico$0
20Socorro County, New Mexico$0
21Bernalillo County, New Mexico$0
22Otero County, New Mexico$0
23Mora County, New Mexico$0
24Luna County, New Mexico$0
25Lincoln County, New Mexico$0
26Hidalgo County, New Mexico$0
27Guadalupe County, New Mexico$0
28Grant County, New Mexico$0
29Eddy County, New Mexico$0
30Dona Ana County, New Mexico$0
31Chaves County, New Mexico$0
32Catron County, New Mexico$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for New Mexico, 2017

Land in New Mexico, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:25,044
Total Acres in Farms:40,659,836
Cropland Acres:1,825,827
Permanent pasture and rangeland:36,146,772
Woodland Acres:2,415,780

Livestock in New Mexico, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory1,498,731
Sheep and lambs inventory105,896
Layers inventory 102,020
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold4,144
Hogs and pigs inventory2,072

Crops in New Mexico, 2017


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