Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in North Carolina

CSP payments by fiscal year in North Carolina

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CSP by Sign-up in North Carolina

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in North Carolina

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in North Carolina

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CSP payments by contract size in North Carolina

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in North Carolina

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift173
2Rotation of supplement and feeding areas55
3Forest Wildlife Structures47
4Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape42
5Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up41
6GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec40
7Recycle 100% of farm lubricants39
8Riparian buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat32
9Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management30
10Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base29
11Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality28
12Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants22
13Use of Cover Crop Mixes22
14Precision application technology to apply nutrients18
15Leave standing grain crops un-harvested to benefit wildlife18
16Continuous no till with high residue17
17Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date15
18Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season15
19Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat14
20Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability13

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in North Carolina

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CSP acreage by land use in North Carolina

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in North Carolina

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CSP payments by county in North Carolina, 2011-2014

1Stanly County, North Carolina$1,122,478
2Tyrrell County, North Carolina$759,855
3Union County, North Carolina$605,015
4Beaufort County, North Carolina$514,417
5Edgecombe County, North Carolina$442,579
6Sampson County, North Carolina$418,875
7Caswell County, North Carolina$333,222
8Hyde County, North Carolina$312,426
9Rutherford County, North Carolina$311,752
10Harnett County, North Carolina$278,994
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for North Carolina, 2012

Land in North Carolina, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:50,218
Total Acres in Farms:8,414,756
Cropland Acres:4,745,014
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,051,041
Woodland Acres:2,145,710
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:472,991

Livestock in North Carolina, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold801,883,037
Layers inventory 13,091,384
Hogs and pigs inventory8,901,434
Cattle and calves inventory829,717
Sheep and lambs inventory29,224

Crops in North Carolina, 2012


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