Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Pennsylvania

CSP payments by fiscal year in Pennsylvania

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CSP by Sign-up in Pennsylvania

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Pennsylvania

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Pennsylvania

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CSP payments by contract size in Pennsylvania

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Pennsylvania

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift217
2Use of Cover Crop Mixes199
3Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management167
4Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape93
5GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec87
6Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction85
7Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation84
8Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer74
9Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape72
10Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen72
11Establish pollinator habitat71
12Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality70
13Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base66
14Recycle 100% of farm lubricants66
15Forest Wildlife Structures60
16Locally grown and marketed farm products54
17Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control53
18Rotation of supplement and feeding areas49
19Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up45
20Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management42

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Pennsylvania

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CSP acreage by land use in Pennsylvania

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Pennsylvania

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CSP payments by county in Pennsylvania, 2011-2014

1Centre County, Pennsylvania$1,129,762
2Butler County, Pennsylvania$1,075,972
3Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania$1,074,047
4York County, Pennsylvania$1,025,226
5Northumberland County, Pennsylvania$1,011,040
6Lancaster County, Pennsylvania$847,027
7Columbia County, Pennsylvania$748,352
8Union County, Pennsylvania$743,972
9Adams County, Pennsylvania$692,400
10Chester County, Pennsylvania$657,029
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Pennsylvania, 2012

Land in Pennsylvania, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:59,309
Total Acres in Farms:7,704,444
Cropland Acres:4,546,052
Permanent pasture and rangeland:814,210
Woodland Acres:1,804,157
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:540,025

Livestock in Pennsylvania, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold166,691,355
Layers inventory 25,147,630
Cattle and calves inventory1,626,374
Hogs and pigs inventory1,134,957
Sheep and lambs inventory96,648

Crops in Pennsylvania, 2012


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