EQIP in Delaware


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Delaware

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Delaware

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Delaware

1Roofs and Covers$5,969,992
2Cover Crop $5,152,126
3Heavy Use Area Protection$4,468,444
4Waste Storage Facility$2,992,084
5Animal Mortality Facility$1,493,523
6Sprinkler System$1,144,646
7Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$778,081
8Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste$724,088
9Nutrient Management $563,292
10Irrigation Water Management Plan - Written$419,295
11Herbaceous Weed Treatment$340,349
12Energy Efficient Building Envelope$335,961
13Pumping Plant$249,975
14Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $204,482
15Agrichemical Handling Facility$199,644
16Hedgerow Planting $197,648
17High Tunnel System$151,076
18Water Well$133,528
19Forage and Biomass Planting $119,481
20Pest Management Conservation System$119,392
21Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$116,422
22Irrigation Pipeline$107,498
23Forest Stand Improvement$105,712
24Energy Efficient Lighting System$94,175
25Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $68,335
26Combustion System Improvement$63,588
27Watering Facility$52,089
29Streambank and Shoreline Protection$50,349
30Irrigation Water Management $49,811
31Waste Treatment$42,766
32Structure for Water Control$40,696
33Trails and Walkways$35,628
34Mulching $35,165
35Dike or Levee$32,478
36Integrated Pest Management Plan - Written$29,226
37Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$28,836
38Waste Transfer$27,595
39Livestock Pipeline$26,451
40Underground Outlet$26,139
41Grade Stabilization Structure$25,311
42Tree & Shrub Establishment $22,094
43Irrigation System- Microirrigation$22,000
45Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $15,079
46Conservation Cover $13,629
47Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$12,396
48Stream Crossing$10,795
49Roof Runoff Structure$10,384
50Lined Waterway or Outlet$8,887
51Grassed Waterway $8,004
52Prescribed Grazing $7,856
53Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (AgEMP)$4,793
54Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$4,491
55Critical Area Planting$2,733
56Forage Harvest Management$1,784
57Nutrient Management Plan - Written$1,741
58Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $1,604
59Field Border $429
60Conservation Crop Rotation $22
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 Total Payments, 2017-202027,034,984
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $5,152,126
2Nutrient Management $563,292
3Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $204,482
4Hedgerow Planting $197,648
5Forage and Biomass Planting $119,481
6Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $68,335
7Irrigation Water Management $49,811
8Mulching $35,165
9Tree & Shrub Establishment $22,094
10Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $15,079
11Conservation Cover $13,629
12Grassed Waterway $8,004
13Prescribed Grazing $7,856
14Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $1,604
15Field Border $429
16Conservation Crop Rotation $22
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$6,459,057
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Sussex County, Delaware$12,699,406
2Kent County, Delaware$8,279,650
3New Castle County, Delaware$1,446,525


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Delaware, 2017

Land in Delaware, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:2,302
Total Acres in Farms:525,324
Cropland Acres:452,211
Permanent pasture and rangeland:8,317
Woodland Acres:43,578

Livestock in Delaware, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold262,807,807
Cattle and calves inventory14,751
Hogs and pigs inventory5,980
Sheep and lambs inventory1,758

Crops in Delaware, 2017


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