EQIP in Colorado


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Colorado

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Colorado

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Colorado

1Irrigation Pipeline$30,644,519
2Sprinkler System$13,893,821
3Forest Stand Improvement$10,101,361
4Structure for Water Control$5,242,300
5Pumping Plant$5,009,861
7Irrigation System- Surface and Subsurface$3,992,043
8Cover Crop $3,025,992
9Livestock Pipeline$2,849,513
10Watering Facility$2,555,130
12Brush Management$2,032,809
13Range Planting $1,953,934
14Irrigation System- Microirrigation$1,932,209
15Conservation Cover $1,730,362
16Irrigation Water Management $1,708,423
17Streambank and Shoreline Protection$1,532,294
18Water Well$1,352,847
19Prescribed Grazing $1,321,571
20Woody Residue Treatment$1,309,988
21Irrigation Reservoir$1,040,389
22TA Design$764,554
23Irrigation Land Leveling$722,761
24Conservation Crop Rotation $665,256
25Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $513,586
26High Tunnel System$489,541
27Forage and Biomass Planting $480,369
28Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $430,231
29Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $417,570
30Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$412,629
31Obstruction Removal$398,596
32Herbaceous Weed Treatment$269,458
33TA Application$246,336
34Channel Bed Stabilization$214,930
35TA Check-Out$194,524
37Nutrient Management $186,128
38Critical Area Planting$151,292
39Forest Management Plan$127,950
40Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$127,700
41Irrigation Ditch Lining$125,412
42Subsurface Drain$107,314
43Dam- Diversion$96,561
44Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$94,287
45Open Channel$87,681
46Tree & Shrub Establishment $87,224
47Energy Efficient Lighting System$77,620
48Spring Development$76,738
49Waste Transfer$69,436
50Mulching $68,130
51Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$63,676
52Waste Storage Facility$55,433
53Pond Sealing or Lining- Soil Dispersant$44,640
54Grade Stabilization Structure$42,520
55Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $41,974
56Energy Efficient Building Envelope$41,914
57Other Payment$41,364
58Equitable Relief Payment$35,092
59Stream Crossing$33,620
60Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation $33,101
61Livestock Shelter Structure$32,219
62Grassed Waterway $25,521
63Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Clay Treatment$25,000
65Heavy Use Area Protection$22,759
66Erroneous Underpayment$17,250
67Riparian Forest Buffer $16,260
68Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$16,058
69Underground Outlet$15,034
70Pest Management Conservation System$14,169
71Land Smoothing$14,079
72Aquatic Organism Passage$14,038
73Well Decommissioning$11,159
74Lined Waterway or Outlet$10,258
75Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan - Written$10,208
76Sediment Basin$9,540
77Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$8,652
78Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$6,715
79Dike or Levee$5,611
80Deep Tillage$5,242
81Irrigation Field Ditch$5,222
82Access Road$5,057
83Irrigation Water Management Plan - Written$4,742
84Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$4,293
85Water and Sediment Control Basin$4,117
86Wetland Creation$3,545
87Surface Drain- Main or Lateral$2,824
88Structures for Wildlife$2,364
89Irrigation Canal or Lateral$2,080
90Riparian Herbaceous Cover $1,426
91Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $920
92Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$649
93Field Border $476
94Wetland Restoration$230
95Contour Farming$61
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 Total Payments, 2017-2020108,687,768
NRCS climate smart practice.

NCRS climate smart practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Colorado

1Cover Crop $3,025,992
2Range Planting $1,953,934
3Conservation Cover $1,730,362
4Irrigation Water Management $1,708,423
5Prescribed Grazing $1,321,571
6Conservation Crop Rotation $665,256
7Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $513,586
8Forage and Biomass Planting $480,369
9Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $430,231
10Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $417,570
11Nutrient Management $186,128
12Tree & Shrub Establishment $87,224
13Mulching $68,130
14Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $41,974
15Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation $33,101
16Grassed Waterway $25,521
17Riparian Forest Buffer $16,260
18Riparian Herbaceous Cover $1,426
19Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $920
20Field Border $476
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$12,708,452
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Otero County, Colorado$7,197,082
2Delta County, Colorado$4,923,851
3Montezuma County, Colorado$4,592,162
4Larimer County, Colorado$4,498,544
5Montrose County, Colorado$4,152,656
6Phillips County, Colorado$3,214,726
7Weld County, Colorado$2,852,744
8Bent County, Colorado$2,661,201
9Conejos County, Colorado$2,339,497
10Las Animas County, Colorado$2,126,944
11Cheyenne County, Colorado$1,872,553
12Prowers County, Colorado$1,864,931
13Custer County, Colorado$1,742,089
14La Plata County, Colorado$1,657,901
15Yuma County, Colorado$1,519,693
16Mesa County, Colorado$1,517,242
17Garfield County, Colorado$1,432,074
18Pueblo County, Colorado$1,389,629
19Moffat County, Colorado$1,382,413
20Archuleta County, Colorado$1,109,827
21Kit Carson County, Colorado$1,075,028
22Jefferson County, Colorado$1,073,828
23Logan County, Colorado$1,005,633
24Elbert County, Colorado$917,352
25Baca County, Colorado$783,505
26Kiowa County, Colorado$711,749
27Teller County, Colorado$697,022
28Huerfano County, Colorado$649,403
29Morgan County, Colorado$563,952
30Adams County, Colorado$478,049
31Ouray County, Colorado$455,007
32Park County, Colorado$451,604
33Crowley County, Colorado$414,741
34Washington County, Colorado$398,184
35Boulder County, Colorado$314,816
36Douglas County, Colorado$311,985
37Fremont County, Colorado$274,366
38El Paso County, Colorado$231,626
39Lincoln County, Colorado$215,076
40Jackson County, Colorado$213,485
41Sedgwick County, Colorado$208,055
42San Miguel County, Colorado$196,821
43Routt County, Colorado$185,309
44Saguache County, Colorado$182,758
45Chaffee County, Colorado$177,102
46Alamosa County, Colorado$165,734
47Rio Blanco County, Colorado$134,726
48Costilla County, Colorado$94,140
49Rio Grande County, Colorado$75,135
50Grand County, Colorado$51,751
51Arapahoe County, Colorado$42,405
52Gunnison County, Colorado$23,241
53Dolores County, Colorado$1,649
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Colorado, 2017

Land in Colorado, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:38,893
Total Acres in Farms:31,820,957
Cropland Acres:11,056,259
Permanent pasture and rangeland:18,801,276
Woodland Acres:1,308,918

Livestock in Colorado, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 4,536,917
Cattle and calves inventory2,812,306
Hogs and pigs inventory737,663
Sheep and lambs inventory414,672

Crops in Colorado, 2017


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