Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in West Virginia

CSP payments by fiscal year in West Virginia

CSP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices and enhancements on CSP acres, 2017-2020, West Virginia

1Pasture Annual Payment$2,596,973
2Cropland Annual Payment$2,417,613
3Non-Industrial Private Forest Land Annual Payment$1,611,832
4Minimum Payment Adjustment$819,301
5Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant community structure and composition$120,858
6Snags- den trees- and coarse woody debris for wildlife habitat$99,238
8Pastured Cropland Annual Payment$35,805
9Associated Ag Land$23,469
10Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function impairment from nutrients$19,706
11Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce nutrients in surface water$16,926
12Native grasses or legumes in forage base to improve plant productivity and health$10,875
13Stream habitat improvement through placement of woody biomass$10,515
14Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to groundwater$10,224
15Harvest of crops (hay or small grains) using measures that allow desired species to flush or escape$10,109
16Pasture and Hay Planting $9,735
17Reduce forest density and manage understory along roads to improve wildlife food sources$6,643
18Existing Activity Payment-Resource Concern$6,300
19No till system to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$5,350
20Crop tree management for mast production$4,730
21Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risk of nutrient losses to surface water$4,354
22No till to reduce water erosion$4,239
23Cultural plantings$3,472
24Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function-pathogens/chemicals$3,176
25Prescribed grazing that maintains/improves riparian/watershed function-min sediment in surface water$3,035
26Reduced tillage to reduce water erosion$2,714
27Tree/shrub planting for wildlife cover$2,551
28Tree/shrub planting for wildlife food$2,530
29Establish Monarch butterfly habitat$2,357
30Conservation cover to provide food habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$2,086
31Use of multi-species cover crops to improve soil health and increase soil organic matter$1,943
32Creating structural diversity with patch openings$1,828
33Create patch openings to enhance wildlife food sources and availability$1,636
34Resource conserving crop rotation for soil organic matter improvement$1,420
35Summer roosting habitat for native forest-dwelling bat species$1,233
36Adding food-producing trees and shrubs to existing plantings$1,210
37Reduced tillage to increase soil health and soil organic matter content$1,092
38Manage livestock access to streams/ditches/other waterbodies to reduce pathogens in surface water$1,090
39Enhancement - Soil Management$1,088
40Forage and biomass planting for water erosion to improve soil health$1,058
41Increase on-site carbon storage$1,002
42Supplemental Payment$984
43Brush Management$837
44Forage plantings that can help increase organic matter in depleted soils$743
45Forest Stand Improvement$734
46Establishing tree/shrub species to restore native plant communities$623
47Prescribed Grazing $571
48Enhancement - Grazing Management$405
49Conservation cover to provide cover and shelter habitat for pollinators and beneficial insects$317
50Forest Stand Improvement to rehabilitate degraded hardwood stands$304
51Reduce risk of pesticides in surface water by utilizing IPM PAMS techniques$297
52Improving nutrient uptake efficiency and reducing risks to air quality - emissions of GHGs$271
53Reduce forest stand density to improve wildlife food sources$265
54Maintaining and improving forest soil quality by limiting compaction$215
55Prescribed grazing that improves or maintains riparian and watershed function-erosion$212
56Cropland conversion to grass-based agriculture to reduce water erosion$189
57Existing Activity Payment-Land Use$185
58Grazing management that protects sensitive areas-ground water from nutrients$183
59Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-ground water$181
60Stewardship Payment$154
61Cover crop to reduce water erosion$136
62Tree/Shrub Establishment $123
63Field Border $77
64Planting for high carbon sequestration rate$72
65Existing Practice Payment$39
66Conservation Cover $36
67Nutrient Management $17
68Cover crop to reduce water quality degradation by utilizing excess soil nutrients-surface water$15
69Resource conserving crop rotation to improve soil compaction$12
70Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$5
71Access Control$2
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 Total Payments, 2017-20207,937,797
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, West Virginia

1Pasture and Hay Planting $9,735
2Prescribed Grazing $571
3Tree/Shrub Establishment $123
4Field Border $77
5Conservation Cover $36
6Nutrient Management $17
 Total Climate Smart CSP payments, 2017-2020$10,559
NRCS climate smart practice.

CSP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateCSP Payments, 2017-2020
1Hampshire County, West Virginia$486,962
2Grant County, West Virginia$457,947
3Mason County, West Virginia$308,288
4Greenbrier County, West Virginia$219,484
5Hardy County, West Virginia$113,120
6Berkeley County, West Virginia$75,261
7Pocahontas County, West Virginia$55,232
8Pendleton County, West Virginia$43,880
9Jefferson County, West Virginia$43,745
10Putnam County, West Virginia$42,189
11Randolph County, West Virginia$40,332
12Monroe County, West Virginia$26,234
13Nicholas County, West Virginia$13,720
14Preston County, West Virginia$12,531
15Harrison County, West Virginia$11,154
16Morgan County, West Virginia$11,142
17Tyler County, West Virginia$8,252
18Gilmer County, West Virginia$7,476
19Fayette County, West Virginia$6,492
20Clay County, West Virginia$5,778
21Lincoln County, West Virginia$5,706
22Kanawha County, West Virginia$4,918
23Wood County, West Virginia$4,004
24Summers County, West Virginia$3,512
25Calhoun County, West Virginia$2,796
26Braxton County, West Virginia$2,791
27Mercer County, West Virginia$2,681
28Tucker County, West Virginia$2,264
29Doddridge County, West Virginia$2,112
30Mineral County, West Virginia$1,928
31Cabell County, West Virginia$1,688
32Upshur County, West Virginia$1,640
33Jackson County, West Virginia$1,408
34Webster County, West Virginia$1,036
35Raleigh County, West Virginia$964
36Pleasants County, West Virginia$874
37Wirt County, West Virginia$660
38Monongalia County, West Virginia$597
39Lewis County, West Virginia$436
40Marshall County, West Virginia$180
41McDowell County, West Virginia$163
42Wyoming County, West Virginia$0
43Brooke County, West Virginia$0
44Wetzel County, West Virginia$0
45Wayne County, West Virginia$0
46Hancock County, West Virginia$0
47Taylor County, West Virginia$0
48Roane County, West Virginia$0
49Ritchie County, West Virginia$0
50Marion County, West Virginia$0
51Barbour County, West Virginia$0
52Ohio County, West Virginia$0
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for West Virginia, 2017

Land in West Virginia, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:23,622
Total Acres in Farms:3,662,178
Cropland Acres:947,710
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,016,457
Woodland Acres:1,460,507

Livestock in West Virginia, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold84,728,299
Layers inventory 1,215,655
Cattle and calves inventory380,299
Sheep and lambs inventory34,865
Hogs and pigs inventory5,314

Crops in West Virginia, 2017


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