Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Tennessee

CSP payments by fiscal year in Tennessee

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CSP by Sign-up in Tennessee

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Tennessee

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Tennessee

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CSP payments by contract size in Tennessee

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Tennessee

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift238
2Rotation of supplement and feeding areas228
3Recycle 100% of farm lubricants143
4Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape119
5Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base111
6Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management91
7Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape84
8Forest Wildlife Structures77
9GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec70
10Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up69
11Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality52
12Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability47
13Shallow water habitat34
14Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors27
15On-farm forage based grazing system27
16Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season26
17Continuous no till with high residue26
18Locally grown and marketed farm products26
19Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape and enhanced access for bats and bird species24
20Establish pollinator habitat22

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Tennessee

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CSP acreage by land use in Tennessee

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Tennessee

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CSP payments by county in Tennessee, 2011-2014

1Madison County, Tennessee$1,307,592
2Lake County, Tennessee$1,061,794
3Lincoln County, Tennessee$800,688
4Henry County, Tennessee$593,913
5Giles County, Tennessee$583,136
6Smith County, Tennessee$424,403
7Coffee County, Tennessee$422,305
8Obion County, Tennessee$414,279
9Crockett County, Tennessee$391,552
10Jackson County, Tennessee$381,791
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Tennessee, 2012

Land in Tennessee, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:68,050
Total Acres in Farms:10,867,812
Cropland Acres:5,329,692
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,915,268
Woodland Acres:2,303,156
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:319,696

Livestock in Tennessee, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold165,803,445
Cattle and calves inventory1,856,316
Layers inventory 1,675,399
Hogs and pigs inventory147,795
Sheep and lambs inventory43,836

Crops in Tennessee, 2012


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