Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Rhode Island

CSP payments by fiscal year in Rhode Island

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Rhode Island

1Minimum Payment Adjustment$182,148
2Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$163,953
3Cropland Annual Payment$63,856
4Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$30,600
6Pasture Annual Payment$21,843
7Associated Ag Land$10,505
8Increase riparian forest buffer width to enhance wildlife habitat$6,519
9Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$4,636
10Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$2,210
11Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$2,170
12Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings$1,978
13Cultural plantings$1,649
14Native grasses or legumes in forage base$810
15Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$515
16Cover crop to suppress excessive weed pressures and break pest cycles$394
17Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$373
18Herbaceous weed control (plant pest pressures) for desired plant communities/habitats$290
19Summer roosting habitat for native forest-dwelling bat species$164
20Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$98
21Cover crop to minimize soil compaction$69
22Heavy Use Area Protection$22
23Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$21
24Brush Management$20
25No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$2
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 Total Payments, 2017-2020521,112
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.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Providence County, Rhode Island$8,260
2Bristol County, Rhode Island$0
3Kent County, Rhode Island$0
4Newport County, Rhode Island$0
5Washington County, Rhode Island$0


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Rhode Island, 2017

Land in Rhode Island, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:1,043
Total Acres in Farms:56,864
Cropland Acres:17,654
Permanent pasture and rangeland:5,914
Woodland Acres:25,535

Livestock in Rhode Island, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 55,681
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold6,859
Cattle and calves inventory5,003
Hogs and pigs inventory1,923
Sheep and lambs inventory1,781

Crops in Rhode Island, 2017


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