Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Vermont

CSP payments by fiscal year in Vermont

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CSP by Sign-up in Vermont

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Vermont

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Vermont

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CSP payments by contract size in Vermont

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Vermont

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality3
2On Farm Composting of Farm Organic Waste2
3Creating forest openings to improve hardwood stands2
4Rotation of supplement and feeding areas2
5Hardwood Crop Tree Release2
6Resource-Conserving Crop Rotation2
7Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape2
8Use of legume cover crops as a nitrogen source1
9Establish pollinator and/or beneficial insect habitat1
10Non-Chemical Pest Mgmt for Livestock1
11Continuous no till with high residue1
12Use of Cover Crop Mixes1
13Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction1
14Forest Stand Improvement for Soil Quality1
15Use of non-chemical methods to kill cover crops1
16Land application of only treated manure1
17Managing livestock access to water bodies/courses1
18Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants1
19Replace burning of prunings and other crop residues with non-burning alternatives1
20Grazing management to improve wildlife habitat1

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Vermont

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CSP acreage by land use in Vermont

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Vermont

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CSP payments by county in Vermont, 2011-2014

1Chittenden County, Vermont$67,446
2Addison County, Vermont$49,083
3Orange County, Vermont$17,028
4Franklin County, Vermont$7,013
5Rutland County, Vermont$1,796
6Windsor County, Vermont$1,712
7Windham County, Vermont$1,146
8Grand Isle County, Vermont$1,000


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Vermont, 2012

Land in Vermont, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,338
Total Acres in Farms:1,251,713
Cropland Acres:488,327
Permanent pasture and rangeland:139,976
Woodland Acres:536,075
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:87,335

Livestock in Vermont, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold301,653
Cattle and calves inventory274,251
Layers inventory 212,397
Sheep and lambs inventory18,803
Hogs and pigs inventory3,874

Crops in Vermont, 2012


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