EQIP in Georgia


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Georgia

The state-level EQIP data only includes practices that had more than four contracts in a state for a particular year. Because of this, the data contained within the state pages will not sum up to the total payments by practice on the national page.

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Georgia

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2022

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Georgia

1Roofs and Covers $37,921,354
2Tree & Shrub Establishment $27,007,289
3Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$21,573,674
4Waste Storage Facility $17,926,258
6Heavy Use Area Protection$9,553,415
7Sprinkler System $8,582,296
8Irrigation System- Microirrigation $7,279,773
9Forage and Biomass Planting $6,942,412
10Cover Crop $5,653,663
11Animal Mortality Facility$5,231,630
12Water Well$4,005,611
13Woody Residue Treatment $3,754,194
14Prescribed Burning $3,657,800
15Energy Efficient Building Envelope $3,656,979
16Herbaceous Weed Treatment $2,918,772
17Livestock Pipeline$2,581,809
18Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $2,500,171
19Pumping Plant $2,096,792
20High Tunnel System$1,868,745
21Watering Facility$1,777,676
23Brush Management $1,445,752
24Emergency Animal Mortality Management$1,392,858
25Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $830,995
26Irrigation Water Management $775,948
27Combustion System Improvement $762,488
28Forest Stand Improvement $711,174
29Conservation Cover $652,714
30Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$606,000
31Irrigation Pipeline $533,205
32TA Design$377,520
33Energy Efficient Lighting System $314,100
34Forest Management Plan$296,707
35Stream Crossing$282,400
36Critical Area Planting $252,488
37Nutrient Management $240,096
38Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$206,952
39Roof Runoff Structure$205,718
40Mulching $162,506
41Silvopasture $137,699
42Forest Trails and Landings$121,553
43Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $113,122
44Grassed Waterway $103,390
46Prescribed Grazing $64,909
47TA Application$59,294
48Underground Outlet$59,217
49Conservation Crop Rotation $57,229
50TA Check-Out$46,434
51Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$37,079
52Lined Waterway or Outlet$23,515
53Hedgerow Planting $13,578
54Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$6,212
55Structures for Wildlife$842
56Field Border $692
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 Total Payments, 2017-2022200,257,376

NRCS 2024 climate smart practice.
NRCS 2024 provisional climate smart practice.

NCRS climate smart practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Georgia

1Roofs and Covers $37,921,354
2Tree & Shrub Establishment $27,007,289
3Waste Storage Facility $17,926,258
4Sprinkler System $8,582,296
5Irrigation System- Microirrigation $7,279,773
6Forage and Biomass Planting $6,942,412
7Cover Crop $5,653,663
8Woody Residue Treatment $3,754,194
9Prescribed Burning $3,657,800
10Energy Efficient Building Envelope $3,656,979
11Herbaceous Weed Treatment $2,918,772
12Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $2,500,171
13Pumping Plant $2,096,792
14Brush Management $1,445,752
15Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $830,995
16Irrigation Water Management $775,948
17Combustion System Improvement $762,488
18Forest Stand Improvement $711,174
19Conservation Cover $652,714
20Irrigation Pipeline $533,205
21Energy Efficient Lighting System $314,100
22Critical Area Planting $252,488
23Nutrient Management $240,096
24Mulching $162,506
25Silvopasture $137,699
26Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $113,122
27Grassed Waterway $103,390
28Prescribed Grazing $64,909
29Conservation Crop Rotation $57,229
30Hedgerow Planting $13,578
31Field Border $692
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022$137,069,838
 Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $42,995,270
 Provisional Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $94,074,568

NRCS 2024 climate smart practice.
NRCS 2024 provisional climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2022
1Franklin County, Georgia$8,933,997
2Hart County, Georgia$7,572,501
3Gordon County, Georgia$5,444,667
4Madison County, Georgia$5,051,385
5Coffee County, Georgia$4,196,922
6Appling County, Georgia$3,403,650
7Mitchell County, Georgia$3,375,138
8Decatur County, Georgia$3,262,510
9Burke County, Georgia$3,159,793
10Telfair County, Georgia$2,633,541
11Emanuel County, Georgia$2,631,911
12Tattnall County, Georgia$2,529,444
13Wheeler County, Georgia$2,510,529
14Jackson County, Georgia$2,494,652
15Seminole County, Georgia$2,269,148
16Murray County, Georgia$2,205,236
17Elbert County, Georgia$2,141,334
18Banks County, Georgia$1,861,796
19Montgomery County, Georgia$1,709,015
20Screven County, Georgia$1,628,008
21Early County, Georgia$1,589,516
22Marion County, Georgia$1,585,735
23Colquitt County, Georgia$1,575,070
24Jenkins County, Georgia$1,524,871
25Randolph County, Georgia$1,479,992
26Miller County, Georgia$1,477,682
27Dodge County, Georgia$1,455,999
28Carroll County, Georgia$1,443,288
29Taylor County, Georgia$1,357,116
30Oglethorpe County, Georgia$1,346,142
31Laurens County, Georgia$1,313,670
32Bulloch County, Georgia$1,285,719
33Wilkes County, Georgia$1,259,274
34Crisp County, Georgia$1,141,076
35Chattooga County, Georgia$1,099,360
36Walker County, Georgia$1,063,052
37Talbot County, Georgia$1,027,239
38Wayne County, Georgia$1,010,325
39Toombs County, Georgia$1,008,009
40Treutlen County, Georgia$951,876
41Jeff Davis County, Georgia$950,499
42Macon County, Georgia$929,639
43Grady County, Georgia$920,822
44Dougherty County, Georgia$910,452
45Atkinson County, Georgia$894,101
46Haralson County, Georgia$883,567
47Pierce County, Georgia$816,620
48Johnson County, Georgia$791,826
49Hancock County, Georgia$782,848
50Worth County, Georgia$753,138
51Wilcox County, Georgia$712,806
52Bartow County, Georgia$709,406
53Stephens County, Georgia$678,820
54Jefferson County, Georgia$667,215
55Washington County, Georgia$626,890
56Lowndes County, Georgia$624,622
57Greene County, Georgia$614,603
58Floyd County, Georgia$582,498
59Harris County, Georgia$561,986
60Warren County, Georgia$549,780
61Quitman County, Georgia$526,935
62Ware County, Georgia$526,873
63Turner County, Georgia$506,003
64Bacon County, Georgia$504,435
65Candler County, Georgia$503,205
66Calhoun County, Georgia$476,119
67Gilmer County, Georgia$469,711
68Meriwether County, Georgia$466,345
69Polk County, Georgia$452,015
70Terrell County, Georgia$406,182
71Thomas County, Georgia$375,692
72Long County, Georgia$360,320
73Chattahoochee County, Georgia$347,974
74Morgan County, Georgia$327,336
75Whitfield County, Georgia$322,540
76Walton County, Georgia$317,967
77Dooly County, Georgia$304,858
78Evans County, Georgia$293,999
79Heard County, Georgia$274,019
80McDuffie County, Georgia$272,832
81Baker County, Georgia$272,661
82Berrien County, Georgia$272,336
83Tift County, Georgia$266,927
84Upson County, Georgia$266,316
85Brantley County, Georgia$256,920
86Oconee County, Georgia$249,341
87Hall County, Georgia$222,874
88Pickens County, Georgia$221,935
89Troup County, Georgia$199,937
90Webster County, Georgia$194,491
91Catoosa County, Georgia$177,361
92Camden County, Georgia$170,146
93Jones County, Georgia$166,956
94Monroe County, Georgia$163,182
95Dade County, Georgia$154,693
96Pike County, Georgia$148,480
97Clay County, Georgia$142,720
98Brooks County, Georgia$141,228
99Lanier County, Georgia$135,678
100Stewart County, Georgia$135,271
101Pulaski County, Georgia$130,481
102White County, Georgia$128,587
103Habersham County, Georgia$127,826
104Wilkinson County, Georgia$123,440
105Lee County, Georgia$123,207
106Butts County, Georgia$118,837
107Baldwin County, Georgia$115,138
108Coweta County, Georgia$112,567
109Sumter County, Georgia$112,076
110Bleckley County, Georgia$106,849
111Barrow County, Georgia$102,203
112Crawford County, Georgia$98,439
113Lincoln County, Georgia$95,877
114Ben Hill County, Georgia$92,330
115Cook County, Georgia$86,642
116Putnam County, Georgia$85,577
117Glascock County, Georgia$82,688
118Clinch County, Georgia$78,541
119Effingham County, Georgia$70,542
120Union County, Georgia$67,268
121Liberty County, Georgia$64,617
122Irwin County, Georgia$63,970
123Spalding County, Georgia$61,098
124Jasper County, Georgia$58,487
125Dawson County, Georgia$54,812
126Fulton County, Georgia$45,737
127Charlton County, Georgia$39,984
128Twiggs County, Georgia$34,953
129Taliaferro County, Georgia$33,341
130Peach County, Georgia$28,773
131Fayette County, Georgia$24,910
132Cherokee County, Georgia$23,385
133Lamar County, Georgia$22,801
134Columbia County, Georgia$19,136
135Gwinnett County, Georgia$14,861
136Bryan County, Georgia$14,201
137Glynn County, Georgia$13,522
138Richmond County, Georgia$13,231
139McIntosh County, Georgia$8,276
140Rabun County, Georgia$8,082
141Henry County, Georgia$7,862
142Bibb County, Georgia$4,195
143Paulding County, Georgia$1,940
144Lumpkin County, Georgia$302
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The state-level EQIP data only includes practices that had more than four contracts in a state for a particular year. Because of this, the data contained within the state pages will not sum up to the total payments by practice on the national page.


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Georgia, 2022

Land in Georgia, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:39,264
Total Acres in Farms:9,939,313
Cropland Acres:4,523,728
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,177,580
Woodland Acres:3,489,201

Livestock in Georgia, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold1,300,052,315
Layers inventory 22,129,571
Cattle and calves inventory1,000,560
Hogs and pigs inventory41,671
Sheep and lambs inventory26,839

Crops in Georgia, 2022


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