Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Vermont

CSP payments by fiscal year in Vermont

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Vermont

1Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$272,682
2Cropland Annual Payment$104,067
3Pasture Annual Payment$53,116
5Associated Ag Land$12,309
6Minimum Payment Adjustment$8,555
7Enhancement - Soil Management$5,742
8Enhancement - Plant Management$1,930
9Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$1,461
10Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$1,230
11Create patch openings to enhance wildlife cover and shelter$984
12Stewardship Payment$695
13Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$672
14Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$628
15Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$536
16Enhancement - Habitat Management$503
17Grazing management for improving quantity/quality of plant structure/composition for wildlife$219
18Existing Practice Payment$174
19Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$160
20Brush Management$57
21Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $15
22Brush management that maintains or enhances wildlife or fish habitat$2
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 Total Payments, 2017-2020491,045
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.

NCRS climate smart practices on CSP acres, 2017-2020, Vermont

1Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $15
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$15
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Addison County, Vermont$383,523
2Franklin County, Vermont$282,664
3Rutland County, Vermont$139,835
4Orleans County, Vermont$112,212
5Chittenden County, Vermont$69,041
6Orange County, Vermont$50,782
7Lamoille County, Vermont$40,015
8Windham County, Vermont$24,532
9Essex County, Vermont$16,810
10Caledonia County, Vermont$13,296
11Bennington County, Vermont$11,407
12Washington County, Vermont$7,377
13Windsor County, Vermont$643
14Grand Isle County, Vermont$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Vermont, 2017

Land in Vermont, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:6,808
Total Acres in Farms:1,193,437
Cropland Acres:479,680
Permanent pasture and rangeland:112,348
Woodland Acres:527,520

Livestock in Vermont, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold345,831
Cattle and calves inventory254,796
Layers inventory 173,241
Sheep and lambs inventory17,367
Hogs and pigs inventory4,736

Crops in Vermont, 2017


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