Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in North Carolina

CSP payments by fiscal year in North Carolina

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, North Carolina

1Cropland Annual Payment$6,848,029
2Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$977,333
3Pasture Annual Payment$526,936
4Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$209,046
5Sequential patch burning$195,729
6Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$163,765
7Minimum Payment Adjustment$157,711
8Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing precision pesticide application techniques$147,736
9Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$126,429
10Intensive cover cropping to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$98,112
11Associated Ag Land$86,826
12Maintaining and improving forest soil quality$76,294
13Short-interval burn$70,315
14Reduce risks of nutrient losses to surface water by utilizing precision ag technologies$61,237
15Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$54,677
16Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$54,205
18Maintaining and improving forest soil quality by limiting compaction$35,965
19Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$32,598
20Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$28,868
21Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$24,114
22Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$14,513
23Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$11,447
24No till to reduce water erosion$10,511
25Short-interval burns to promote a healthy herbaceous plant community for wildlife food$9,044
26Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$8,772
27Resource conserving crop rotation to relieve plant pest pressure$8,487
28Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water$8,438
29Forest management to enhance understory vegetation$8,128
30Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$6,812
31Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$6,509
32Reduce risks of nutrient losses to ground water by utilizing precision agriculture technologies to p$6,000
33Cover crop to reduce water erosion$5,070
34Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function impairment from nutrients$4,369
35Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$4,241
36Crop tree management for mast production$3,956
37Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$3,827
38Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$3,797
39Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water$3,274
40Cultural plantings$2,767
41Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings$2,525
42Prescribed Burning$2,440
43Conservation cover to provide habitat continuity for pollinators and beneficial insects$2,336
44Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$2,155
45Cover Crop $2,144
46Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$2,096
47Reduce ozone precursor emissions related to pesticides by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$1,989
48Cover crop to reduce soil erosion $1,974
49Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$1,595
50Implementing sustainable practices for pine straw raking$1,308
51Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife food sources$1,187
52Conservation Cover $1,108
53Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$899
54Herbaceous weed control for desired plant communities/habitats consistent with the ecological site$841
55Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health$736
56Supplemental Payment$672
58Brush management for improved structure and composition$494
59Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$491
60Creating structural diversity with patch openings$453
61Improved grazing mgmt for plant productivity/health through monitoring$238
62Leave standing grain crops unharvested to benefit wildlife cover and shelter$218
63Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$209
64Summer roosting habitat for native forest-dwelling bat species$188
65Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$186
66Prescribed Grazing $177
67Soil health crop rotation$158
68Nutrient Management $126
69Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $92
70Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$84
71Herbaceous Weed Treatment$24
72Field Border $18
73Critical Area Planting$15
74Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect food habitat$8
75Brush Management$5
76Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$3
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 Total Payments, 2017-202010,188,987
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, North Carolina

1Cover Crop $2,144
2Cover crop to reduce soil erosion $1,974
3Conservation Cover $1,108
4Prescribed Grazing $177
5Nutrient Management $126
6Cover crop to minimize soil compaction $92
7Field Border $18
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$5,639
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Halifax County, North Carolina$1,516,949
2Hyde County, North Carolina$1,032,178
3Anson County, North Carolina$923,535
4Martin County, North Carolina$891,481
5Edgecombe County, North Carolina$847,397
6Beaufort County, North Carolina$668,299
7Dare County, North Carolina$602,952
8Robeson County, North Carolina$541,488
9Johnston County, North Carolina$516,840
10Stanly County, North Carolina$484,668
11Craven County, North Carolina$474,733
12Northampton County, North Carolina$470,860
13Columbus County, North Carolina$450,255
14Washington County, North Carolina$430,932
15Lenoir County, North Carolina$414,621
16Hertford County, North Carolina$407,626
17Franklin County, North Carolina$384,760
18Gates County, North Carolina$380,536
19Hoke County, North Carolina$344,611
20Granville County, North Carolina$324,781
21Sampson County, North Carolina$299,221
22Bladen County, North Carolina$292,901
23Harnett County, North Carolina$292,497
24Bertie County, North Carolina$289,133
25Cleveland County, North Carolina$284,248
26Duplin County, North Carolina$212,412
27Greene County, North Carolina$208,445
28Nash County, North Carolina$198,697
29Cumberland County, North Carolina$194,847
30Wilson County, North Carolina$186,097
31Tyrrell County, North Carolina$180,590
32Pitt County, North Carolina$179,102
33Scotland County, North Carolina$178,831
34Vance County, North Carolina$142,882
35Union County, North Carolina$141,134
36Wayne County, North Carolina$136,687
37Rutherford County, North Carolina$109,786
38Chowan County, North Carolina$109,645
39Warren County, North Carolina$109,524
40Caswell County, North Carolina$108,831
41Lincoln County, North Carolina$107,465
42Pamlico County, North Carolina$103,838
43Iredell County, North Carolina$103,404
44Pender County, North Carolina$98,816
45Jones County, North Carolina$95,715
46Moore County, North Carolina$85,490
47Richmond County, North Carolina$85,041
48Chatham County, North Carolina$77,568
49Yadkin County, North Carolina$73,088
50Davidson County, North Carolina$68,228
51Randolph County, North Carolina$67,863
52Rowan County, North Carolina$65,079
53Surry County, North Carolina$59,868
54Wake County, North Carolina$57,551
55Onslow County, North Carolina$54,909
56Rockingham County, North Carolina$47,467
57Catawba County, North Carolina$42,059
58Cabarrus County, North Carolina$41,530
59Perquimans County, North Carolina$37,213
60Orange County, North Carolina$29,647
61Gaston County, North Carolina$28,490
62Davie County, North Carolina$25,017
63Polk County, North Carolina$24,149
64Cartaret County, North Carolina$22,068
65Montgomery County, North Carolina$17,882
66Wilkes County, North Carolina$17,412
67Burke County, North Carolina$16,549
68Henderson County, North Carolina$16,176
69Guilford County, North Carolina$14,590
70Person County, North Carolina$13,522
71Lee County, North Carolina$13,152
72Durham County, North Carolina$12,494
73Buncombe County, North Carolina$12,419
74Brunswick County, North Carolina$10,792
75Forsyth County, North Carolina$10,449
76Alexander County, North Carolina$10,021
77Pasquotank County, North Carolina$9,045
78Transylvania County, North Carolina$7,733
79Cherokee County, North Carolina$6,431
80Madison County, North Carolina$4,870
81Alamance County, North Carolina$4,777
82Macon County, North Carolina$4,408
83Camden County, North Carolina$3,878
84Stokes County, North Carolina$3,689
85McDowell County, North Carolina$2,920
86Currituck County, North Carolina$1,832
87Haywood County, North Carolina$1,824
88Clay County, North Carolina$1,368
89Caldwell County, North Carolina$936
90Watauga County, North Carolina$242
91Alleghany County, North Carolina$72
92Jackson County, North Carolina$0
93Swain County, North Carolina$0
94Graham County, North Carolina$0
95Avery County, North Carolina$0
96Ashe County, North Carolina$0
97Mecklenburg County, North Carolina$0
98Mitchell County, North Carolina$0
99Yancey County, North Carolina$0
100New Hanover County, North Carolina$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for North Carolina, 2017

Land in North Carolina, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:46,418
Total Acres in Farms:8,430,522
Cropland Acres:5,000,685
Permanent pasture and rangeland:947,028
Woodland Acres:2,014,540

Livestock in North Carolina, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold832,869,502
Layers inventory 14,160,452
Hogs and pigs inventory8,899,459
Cattle and calves inventory776,271
Sheep and lambs inventory32,729

Crops in North Carolina, 2017


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