Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Ohio

CSP payments by fiscal year in Ohio

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CSP by Sign-up in Ohio

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Ohio

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Ohio

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CSP payments by contract size in Ohio

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Ohio

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift125
2Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management107
3Recycle 100% of farm lubricants68
4GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec66
5Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction59
6Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality57
7Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen55
8Use of Cover Crop Mixes53
9Precision application technology to apply nutrients52
10Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer46
11Rotation of supplement and feeding areas44
12Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up36
13Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape34
14Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management29
15Continuous no till with high residue29
16Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base26
17Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape24
18High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk22
19Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control20
20Forest Wildlife Structures20

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Ohio

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CSP acreage by land use in Ohio

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Ohio

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CSP payments by county in Ohio, 2011-2014

1Ross County, Ohio$1,567,033
2Shelby County, Ohio$1,381,197
3Mercer County, Ohio$941,014
4Williams County, Ohio$920,188
5Fairfield County, Ohio$730,991
6Putnam County, Ohio$624,643
7Pickaway County, Ohio$601,923
8Henry County, Ohio$523,564
9Logan County, Ohio$459,619
10Wood County, Ohio$410,866
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Ohio, 2012

Land in Ohio, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:75,462
Total Acres in Farms:13,960,604
Cropland Acres:10,748,553
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,054,530
Woodland Acres:1,511,638
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:645,883

Livestock in Ohio, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold62,527,924
Layers inventory 28,312,692
Hogs and pigs inventory2,058,503
Cattle and calves inventory1,242,293
Sheep and lambs inventory111,972

Crops in Ohio, 2012


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