EQIP in Connecticut


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Connecticut

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Connecticut

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Connecticut

1Waste Storage Facility$2,278,291
2Roofs and Covers$1,063,872
3Brush Management$913,805
4Forest Stand Improvement$878,999
5Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$871,394
6Energy Efficient Building Envelope$703,028
7High Tunnel System$631,701
8Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$582,883
9Access Road$507,096
11Cover Crop $379,363
12Forest Trails and Landings$347,643
13Waste Transfer$303,744
14Forage and Biomass Planting $268,801
15Forest Management Plan$205,059
16Composting Facility$201,574
17Heavy Use Area Protection$194,130
18Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$173,582
19Underground Outlet$163,739
20Irrigation System- Microirrigation$151,465
21Livestock Pipeline$141,057
22Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$138,558
23Pumping Plant$135,918
24Subsurface Drain$109,971
25Structures for Wildlife$105,101
26Irrigation System- Surface and Subsurface$87,522
27Water Well$87,504
28Lined Waterway or Outlet$84,098
29Trails and Walkways$72,499
30Obstruction Removal$70,600
31Irrigation Pipeline$58,120
32Nutrient Management $45,832
33Roof Runoff Structure$44,913
34Watering Facility$44,123
35Prescribed Grazing $39,400
36Combustion System Improvement$38,035
37Structure for Water Control$37,026
38Sprinkler System$35,750
39Herbaceous Weed Treatment$35,627
40Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $30,347
41Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$21,814
42Stream Crossing$20,238
43Grassed Waterway $19,580
44Field Border $18,703
45Tree & Shrub Establishment $18,040
46Conservation Cover $18,029
47Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment$14,293
48Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$13,978
49Waste Treatment$12,358
51Critical Area Planting$8,155
52Energy Efficient Lighting System$7,795
53Mulching $7,474
54Access Control$6,967
55Stormwater Runoff Control$6,893
56Irrigation Reservoir$5,796
57Riparian Herbaceous Cover $5,537
58Waste Facility Closure$4,533
59Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$4,416
60Waste Recycling$2,707
61Land Clearing$2,509
62Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $2,487
63Irrigation Water Management $1,804
64Hedgerow Planting $1,797
65Grazing Management Plan - Written$1,669
66Woody Residue Treatment$1,404
67Groundwater Testing$590
68Forage Harvest Management$341
69Conservation Crop Rotation $116
70Stripcropping $65
71Tree/Shrub Pruning$41
72Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$22
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 Total Payments, 2017-202012,890,015
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $379,363
2Forage and Biomass Planting $268,801
3Nutrient Management $45,832
4Prescribed Grazing $39,400
5Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $30,347
6Grassed Waterway $19,580
7Field Border $18,703
8Tree & Shrub Establishment $18,040
9Conservation Cover $18,029
10Mulching $7,474
11Riparian Herbaceous Cover $5,537
12Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $2,487
13Irrigation Water Management $1,804
14Hedgerow Planting $1,797
15Conservation Crop Rotation $116
16Stripcropping $65
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$857,375
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Windham County, Connecticut$1,164,334
2New London County, Connecticut$1,099,447
3New Haven County, Connecticut$641,831
4Litchfield County, Connecticut$409,836
5Middlesex County, Connecticut$388,850
6Tolland County, Connecticut$240,080
7Hartford County, Connecticut$26,069
8Fairfield County, Connecticut$11,876


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Connecticut, 2017

Land in Connecticut, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:5,521
Total Acres in Farms:381,539
Cropland Acres:148,609
Permanent pasture and rangeland:31,923
Woodland Acres:113,355

Livestock in Connecticut, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold83,468
Cattle and calves inventory49,949
Sheep and lambs inventory6,049
Hogs and pigs inventory3,538

Crops in Connecticut, 2017


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