Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Virginia

CSP payments by fiscal year in Virginia

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CSP by Sign-up in Virginia

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Virginia

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Virginia

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CSP payments by contract size in Virginia

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Virginia

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift270
2GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec183
3Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up121
4Rotation of supplement and feeding areas97
5Recycle 100% of farm lubricants94
6Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base77
7Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape69
8Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management69
9Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer58
10Apply nutrients no more than 30 days prior to planned planting date54
11Stockpiling Forages to Extend the Grazing Season50
12Apply split applications of nitrogen based on a pre-sidedress nitrogen test on cropland50
13Establish pollinator habitat46
14Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management42
15Continuous no till with high residue42
16Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat41
17Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species40
18Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality39
19Locally grown and marketed farm products39
20Continuous cover crops38

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Virginia

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CSP acreage by land use in Virginia

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Virginia

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CSP payments by county in Virginia, 2011-2014

1Westmoreland County, Virginia$1,723,079
2Northumberland County, Virginia$1,680,483
3Pittsylvania County, Virginia$1,324,256
4Sussex County, Virginia$1,129,600
5Southampton County, Virginia$1,011,696
6Accomack County, Virginia$976,262
7Charles City County, Virginia$956,014
8Richmond County, Virginia$776,123
9Greensville County, Virginia$653,329
10Smyth County, Virginia$625,603
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Virginia, 2012

Land in Virginia, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:46,030
Total Acres in Farms:8,302,444
Cropland Acres:2,990,561
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,435,064
Woodland Acres:2,465,061
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:411,758

Livestock in Virginia, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold237,669,378
Layers inventory 2,897,238
Cattle and calves inventory1,631,882
Hogs and pigs inventory239,899
Sheep and lambs inventory84,983

Crops in Virginia, 2012


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