Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Texas

CSP payments by fiscal year in Texas

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CSP by Sign-up in Texas

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Texas

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Texas

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CSP payments by contract size in Texas

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Texas

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Rotation of supplement and feeding areas981
2Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management490
3Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape453
4Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift441
5Recycle 100% of farm lubricants434
6Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat273
7GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec246
8Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape and enhanced access for bats and bird species148
9Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up129
10Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability125
11Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management110
12Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape109
13Monitoring nutritional status of livestock using the NUTBAL PRO System89
14Regional weather networks for irrigation scheduling76
15Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date71
16Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat69
17Intensive Management of Rotational Grazing68
18Patch-burning to enhance wildlife habitat64
19High level Integrated Pest Management to reduce pesticide environmental risk64
20Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species59

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Texas

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CSP acreage by land use in Texas

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Texas

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CSP payments by county in Texas, 2011-2014

1Deaf Smith County, Texas$5,738,939
2Hale County, Texas$3,820,348
3Red River County, Texas$2,873,303
4Concho County, Texas$2,142,423
5Swisher County, Texas$2,081,667
6Parmer County, Texas$1,919,340
7Presidio County, Texas$1,862,740
8Lamar County, Texas$1,751,898
9Schleicher County, Texas$1,664,809
10Tom Green County, Texas$1,621,293
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Texas, 2012

Land in Texas, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:248,809
Total Acres in Farms:130,153,438
Cropland Acres:29,147,537
Permanent pasture and rangeland:90,287,767
Woodland Acres:7,951,154
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:2,766,980

Livestock in Texas, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold600,353,797
Layers inventory 20,902,244
Cattle and calves inventory11,159,747
Hogs and pigs inventory800,893
Sheep and lambs inventory623,000

Crops in Texas, 2012


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