Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Rhode Island

CSP payments by fiscal year in Rhode Island

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CSP by Sign-up in Rhode Island

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Rhode Island

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Rhode Island

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CSP payments by contract size in Rhode Island

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Rhode Island

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality10
2Forest Wildlife Structures9
3Establish pollinator habitat8
4Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat7
5Riparian buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat5
6Forest Stand Improvement for Soil Quality2
7Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up1
8Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction1
9Use of Cover Crop Mixes1
10Protection of cultural resources sites with conservation cover1
11Increasing on-farm food production with edible woody buffer landscapes1
12Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat1
13Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape1
14Recycle 100% of farm lubricants1
15Forest Trails and Landings1
16Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability1
17Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats1
18Non-Chemical Pest Mgmt for Livestock1

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Rhode Island

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CSP acreage by land use in Rhode Island

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Rhode Island

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CSP payments by county in Rhode Island, 2011-2014

1Kent County, Rhode Island$105,878
2Providence County, Rhode Island$63,744
3Newport County, Rhode Island$28,345
4Washington County, Rhode Island$17,966


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Rhode Island, 2012

Land in Rhode Island, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:1,243
Total Acres in Farms:69,589
Cropland Acres:22,593
Permanent pasture and rangeland:6,440
Woodland Acres:0
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:0

Livestock in Rhode Island, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 69,662
Cattle and calves inventory4,667
Hogs and pigs inventory1,830
Sheep and lambs inventory1,823
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold0

Crops in Rhode Island, 2012


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