EQIP in Iowa


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Iowa

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Iowa

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Iowa

1Cover Crop $18,602,227
2Waste Storage Facility$9,335,215
3Underground Outlet$5,122,190
4Grade Stabilization Structure$4,888,171
6Roofs and Covers$4,487,089
7Forage and Biomass Planting $3,839,497
8Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$3,752,642
10Streambank and Shoreline Protection$3,202,474
12Livestock Pipeline$1,585,428
13Watering Facility$1,489,723
14Heavy Use Area Protection$1,468,864
15Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,438,595
16Water and Sediment Control Basin$1,273,144
17Grassed Waterway $1,253,831
18High Tunnel System$943,045
19Subsurface Drain$939,613
20Energy Efficient Lighting System$749,318
21Conservation Cover $745,406
22Nutrient Management $708,940
23Brush Management$594,015
24Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$545,909
25Prescribed Grazing $525,609
26Energy Efficient Building Envelope$389,684
27Waste Transfer$360,168
28Mulching $344,933
29Wetland Restoration$243,726
30Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$240,473
31Nutrient Management Plan - Written$236,830
32Pumping Plant$218,295
33Tree & Shrub Establishment $198,102
34Forest Stand Improvement$197,890
35Water Well$196,563
36Conservation Crop Rotation $194,858
37Obstruction Removal$187,132
38Critical Area Planting$166,182
39Stream Crossing$160,004
40Structures for Wildlife$146,463
41Denitrifying Bioreactor$137,643
42Prescribed Burning$116,784
43Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $114,879
44Emergency Animal Mortality Management$89,718
45Roof Runoff Structure$83,454
46Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$81,994
47Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$77,812
48Animal Mortality Facility$74,160
49Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$72,622
50Pest Management Conservation System$69,307
51Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Soil Treatment$63,207
52Herbaceous Weed Treatment$62,773
53Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $55,278
54Forest Management Plan$53,876
55Constructed Wetland$51,225
56Equitable Relief Payment$44,005
57Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $37,793
58Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring-Data Collection and Evaluation$32,760
59Field Border $28,065
60Waste Facility Closure$26,088
61Structure for Water Control$23,282
62Sprinkler System$23,175
63Irrigation System- Microirrigation$21,171
64Dike or Levee$18,895
65Monitoring and Evaluation$18,750
66Access Control$18,367
67Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$14,459
68Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$13,426
69Wetland Creation$13,268
70Denitrifying Bioreactor$13,151
71Integrated Pest Management Plan - Written$13,081
72Saturated Buffer$12,483
73Drainage Water Management Plan - Written$9,839
74Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$8,487
75Pollinator Habitat Plan - Written$8,010
76Silvopasture $7,590
77Contour Buffer Strips $6,953
78Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $6,828
79Wetland Enhancement$5,989
80Trails and Walkways$5,804
81Hedgerow Planting $5,452
82Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$4,963
84Spring Development$3,675
85Land Clearing$3,662
87Well Decommissioning$2,892
88Irrigation Water Management Plan - Written$2,413
89Drainage Water Management$1,302
90Vegetated Subsurface Drain Outlet$1,232
91Filter Strip $677
92Prescribed Burning Plan - Written$449
93Contour Farming$199
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 Total Payments, 2017-202082,622,763
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $18,602,227
2Forage and Biomass Planting $3,839,497
3Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,438,595
4Grassed Waterway $1,253,831
5Conservation Cover $745,406
6Nutrient Management $708,940
7Prescribed Grazing $525,609
8Mulching $344,933
9Tree & Shrub Establishment $198,102
10Conservation Crop Rotation $194,858
11Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $114,879
12Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $55,278
13Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $37,793
14Field Border $28,065
15Silvopasture $7,590
16Contour Buffer Strips $6,953
17Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $6,828
18Hedgerow Planting $5,452
19Filter Strip $677
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$28,115,514
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Davis County, Iowa$2,994,525
2Wayne County, Iowa$2,492,232
3Carroll County, Iowa$2,340,310
4Howard County, Iowa$1,688,970
5Wapello County, Iowa$1,672,679
6Jackson County, Iowa$1,594,409
7Cass County, Iowa$1,488,336
8Dubuque County, Iowa$1,451,194
9Winneshiek County, Iowa$1,393,123
10Allamakee County, Iowa$1,376,223
11East Pottawattamie County, Iowa$1,323,010
12Sioux County, Iowa$1,006,995
13Keokuk County, Iowa$953,093
14Lucas County, Iowa$938,497
15Delaware County, Iowa$938,165
16Fayette County, Iowa$927,543
17Page County, Iowa$905,605
18Appanoose County, Iowa$881,590
19Montgomery County, Iowa$830,572
20Jefferson County, Iowa$688,189
21Linn County, Iowa$646,795
22Decatur County, Iowa$626,576
23Franklin County, Iowa$624,225
24Woodbury County, Iowa$622,950
25Plymouth County, Iowa$619,275
26Washington County, Iowa$605,852
27Madison County, Iowa$590,752
28Clarke County, Iowa$589,815
29Buena Vista County, Iowa$520,845
30Clayton County, Iowa$511,458
31Union County, Iowa$501,339
32Pocahontas County, Iowa$499,190
33Van Buren County, Iowa$491,157
34Butler County, Iowa$468,759
35Monona County, Iowa$463,044
36Henry County, Iowa$462,578
37Monroe County, Iowa$430,584
38Floyd County, Iowa$405,286
39Hancock County, Iowa$397,070
40Benton County, Iowa$394,702
41Jones County, Iowa$389,010
42Lee County, Iowa$373,271
43Sac County, Iowa$368,465
44Louisa County, Iowa$347,158
45Buchanan County, Iowa$339,222
46Palo Alto County, Iowa$334,596
47Grundy County, Iowa$327,250
48Iowa County, Iowa$313,144
49Lyon County, Iowa$304,643
50Guthrie County, Iowa$291,220
51Dickinson County, Iowa$290,272
52Warren County, Iowa$281,671
53Boone County, Iowa$273,197
54Clay County, Iowa$269,216
55Jasper County, Iowa$259,976
56Dallas County, Iowa$245,768
57Webster County, Iowa$242,547
58Greene County, Iowa$242,159
59Black Hawk County, Iowa$235,574
60Story County, Iowa$224,235
61Chickasaw County, Iowa$217,357
62Johnson County, Iowa$217,147
63Bremer County, Iowa$198,737
64Calhoun County, Iowa$198,117
65Humboldt County, Iowa$197,036
66Mitchell County, Iowa$185,130
67Marshall County, Iowa$178,137
68Marion County, Iowa$177,107
69Mahaska County, Iowa$172,635
70Cedar County, Iowa$160,525
71Des Moines County, Iowa$157,563
72Winnebago County, Iowa$156,029
73Ringgold County, Iowa$148,495
74Mills County, Iowa$143,193
75Kossuth County, Iowa$137,388
76Osceola County, Iowa$135,104
77Crawford County, Iowa$134,698
78Hamilton County, Iowa$127,375
79Poweshiek County, Iowa$119,654
80Muscatine County, Iowa$117,490
81Polk County, Iowa$116,514
82Wright County, Iowa$115,895
83Adams County, Iowa$114,952
84Worth County, Iowa$111,939
85Tama County, Iowa$109,816
86Hardin County, Iowa$108,482
87Cerro Gordo County, Iowa$92,611
88Scott County, Iowa$83,936
89Cherokee County, Iowa$83,246
90Audubon County, Iowa$75,531
91Shelby County, Iowa$59,127
92Clinton County, Iowa$54,272
93Adair County, Iowa$50,432
94O'Brien County, Iowa$42,202
95Harrison County, Iowa$42,056
96Fremont County, Iowa$39,691
97Emmet County, Iowa$33,347
98Ida County, Iowa$31,286
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Iowa, 2017

Land in Iowa, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:86,104
Total Acres in Farms:30,563,878
Cropland Acres:26,545,960
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,780,649
Woodland Acres:1,103,650

Livestock in Iowa, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 56,554,774
Hogs and pigs inventory22,730,540
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold21,981,704
Cattle and calves inventory3,950,920
Sheep and lambs inventory167,208

Crops in Iowa, 2017


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