Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in South Dakota

CSP payments by fiscal year in South Dakota

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CSP by Sign-up in South Dakota

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in South Dakota

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in South Dakota

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CSP payments by contract size in South Dakota

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in South Dakota

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift915
2Rotation of supplement and feeding areas903
3Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management723
4Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management602
5Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape593
6GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec552
7Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape475
8High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk467
9Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops434
10Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System399
11Use of Cover Crop Mixes370
12Precision application technology to apply nutrients268
13Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction245
14Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability222
15Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation211
16Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat191
17Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up152
18Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen126
19Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species110
20Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date105

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in South Dakota

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CSP acreage by land use in South Dakota

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in South Dakota

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CSP payments by county in South Dakota, 2011-2014

1Spink County, South Dakota$11,888,704
2Dewey County, South Dakota$8,477,490
3Tripp County, South Dakota$8,034,109
4Brown County, South Dakota$6,437,890
5Sully County, South Dakota$5,183,532
6Lyman County, South Dakota$4,890,006
7Roberts County, South Dakota$4,703,830
8Ziebach County, South Dakota$4,437,620
9Pennington County, South Dakota$4,272,217
10Day County, South Dakota$4,145,345
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for South Dakota, 2012

Land in South Dakota, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:31,989
Total Acres in Farms:43,257,079
Cropland Acres:19,147,320
Permanent pasture and rangeland:22,545,069
Woodland Acres:294,445
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,270,245

Livestock in South Dakota, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory3,893,251
Layers inventory 2,450,780
Hogs and pigs inventory1,191,162
Sheep and lambs inventory257,676
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold144,015

Crops in South Dakota, 2012


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