Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) in Wisconsin

CSP payments by fiscal year in Wisconsin

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CSP by Sign-up in Wisconsin

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CSP payments by land use and fiscal year in Wisconsin

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

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CSP payments by existing or additional practices in Wisconsin

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CSP payments by contract size in Wisconsin

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for CSP contracts in Wisconsin

RankEnhancementNumber of Contracts
1Use drift reducing nozzles, low pressures, lower boom height and adjuvants to reduce pesticide drift578
2Harvest hay in a manner that allows wildlife to flush and escape533
3Plant Tissue Testsing and Analysis to Improve Nitrogen Management448
4Recycle 100% of farm lubricants258
5Retrofit watering facility for wildlife escape167
6Rotation of supplement and feeding areas161
7Forest Wildlife Structures159
8GPS, targeted spray application (SmartSprayer), or other chemical application electronic control tec147
9Split nitrogen applications 50% after crop/pasture emergence/green up139
10Nitrogen stabilizers for air emissions control124
11Leave standing grain crops un-harvested to benefit wildlife124
12Nitrification inhibitors or urease inhibitors118
13Monitor key grazing areas to improve grazing management104
14Establish pollinator habitat99
15Apply controlled release nitrogen fertilizer87
16Forest stand improvement for habitat and soil quality79
17Plant an annual grass-type cover crop that will scavenge residual nitrogen77
18Extend existing filter strips for water quality protection and wildlife habitat74
19Wildlife Friendly Fencing71
20Use deep rooted crops to breakup soil compaction67

CSP contracts by Practice Suite in Wisconsin

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CSP acreage by land use in Wisconsin

  • Cropland
  • Rangeland
  • Pasture
  • Forestland
  • Pastured Cropland

CSP Resource Concerns in Wisconsin

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CSP payments by county in Wisconsin, 2011-2014

1Pierce County, Wisconsin$2,975,471
2Shawano County, Wisconsin$2,079,433
3Dunn County, Wisconsin$1,981,426
4Chippewa County, Wisconsin$1,942,063
5Marinette County, Wisconsin$1,794,220
6Oconto County, Wisconsin$1,601,267
7Clark County, Wisconsin$1,388,280
8Waupaca County, Wisconsin$1,382,412
9Rock County, Wisconsin$1,266,594
10Jackson County, Wisconsin$1,246,853
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Wisconsin, 2012

Land in Wisconsin, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:69,754
Total Acres in Farms:14,568,926
Cropland Acres:9,910,991
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,034,738
Woodland Acres:2,526,754
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,096,443

Livestock in Wisconsin, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold48,766,897
Layers inventory 5,413,563
Cattle and calves inventory3,494,084
Hogs and pigs inventory311,651
Sheep and lambs inventory80,081

Crops in Wisconsin, 2012


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