Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in West Virginia

CSP payments by fiscal year in West Virginia

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CSP by Sign-up in West Virginia

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in West Virginia

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in West Virginia

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CSP payments by contract size in West Virginia

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in West Virginia

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape216
2Rotation of supplement and feeding areas205
3Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape173
4Forest Wildlife Structures134
5Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality114
6Incorporate native grasses and/or legumes into 15% or more of the forage base109
7Locally grown and marketed farm products100
8Wildlife Friendly Fencing95
9Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management81
10Biological suppression and other non-chemical techniques to manage brush, weeds and invasive species72
11Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer71
12Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up71
13Riparian forest buffer, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife habitat47
14Managing Calving to Coincide with Forage Availability45
15Recycle 100% of farm lubricants44
16Establish pollinator habitat43
17Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape and enhanced access for bats and bird species42
18On-farm forage based grazing system34
19Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift31
20Multi-story cropping, sustainable management of nontimber forest plants31

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in West Virginia

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CSP acreage by land use in West Virginia

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in West Virginia

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CSP payments by county in West Virginia, 2011-2014

1Mineral County, West Virginia$814,675
2Pocahontas County, West Virginia$523,357
3Mason County, West Virginia$466,297
4Greenbrier County, West Virginia$299,416
5Hardy County, West Virginia$287,077
6Randolph County, West Virginia$237,628
7Braxton County, West Virginia$216,363
8Roane County, West Virginia$208,163
9Preston County, West Virginia$202,732
10Calhoun County, West Virginia$187,059
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for West Virginia, 2012

Land in West Virginia, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:21,489
Total Acres in Farms:3,606,674
Cropland Acres:804,006
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,138,037
Woodland Acres:1,465,010
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:199,621

Livestock in West Virginia, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold93,749,081
Layers inventory 1,113,238
Cattle and calves inventory414,908
Sheep and lambs inventory31,630
Hogs and pigs inventory5,873

Crops in West Virginia, 2012


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