Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in North Dakota

CSP payments by fiscal year in North Dakota

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CSP by Sign-up in North Dakota

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in North Dakota

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in North Dakota

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CSP payments by contract size in North Dakota

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in North Dakota

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift1,160
2GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec965
3Use of Cover Crop Mixes792
4Rotation of supplement and feeding areas786
5Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction761
6Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops530
7Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management527
8High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk501
9Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape467
10Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen429
11Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape422
12Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date390
13Precision application technology to apply nutrients345
14Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System306
15Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up232
16Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management210
17Apply phosphorus fertilizer below soil surface202
18Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors191
19Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability188
20Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer187

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in North Dakota

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CSP acreage by land use in North Dakota

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in North Dakota

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CSP payments by county in North Dakota, 2011-2014

1Cavalier County, North Dakota$19,962,039
2McLean County, North Dakota$11,395,025
3Griggs County, North Dakota$10,590,775
4Renville County, North Dakota$7,745,622
5Walsh County, North Dakota$4,646,196
6Grant County, North Dakota$4,619,500
7Williams County, North Dakota$4,582,115
8Ramsey County, North Dakota$4,243,187
9Bowman County, North Dakota$4,192,760
10Golden Valley County, North Dakota$4,043,233
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for North Dakota, 2012

Land in North Dakota, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:30,961
Total Acres in Farms:39,262,613
Cropland Acres:27,147,240
Permanent pasture and rangeland:10,247,184
Woodland Acres:271,799
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,596,390

Livestock in North Dakota, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory1,809,613
Hogs and pigs inventory133,653
Layers inventory 92,754
Sheep and lambs inventory64,607
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold60,366

Crops in North Dakota, 2012


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