EQIP in Kentucky


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Kentucky

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 Kentucky

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2022

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Kentucky

2Cover Crop $9,154,594
3High Tunnel System$6,847,145
4Forest Stand Improvement $4,638,831
5Livestock Pipeline$4,383,615
6Forage and Biomass Planting $4,109,044
7Underground Outlet$3,521,923
8Watering Facility$3,434,337
9Heavy Use Area Protection$2,919,105
10Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $2,304,843
11Energy Efficient Building Envelope $2,236,849
12Water and Sediment Control Basin$2,059,481
13Roofs and Covers $1,885,491
14Mulching $1,883,405
15Stream Crossing$1,674,905
16Brush Management $1,601,862
17Waste Storage Facility $1,596,365
18Conservation Cover $1,194,711
19Roof Runoff Structure$901,192
20Grade Stabilization Structure$884,803
21Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$757,417
22Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$713,430
23Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$703,202
24Trails and Walkways$638,581
25Subsurface Drain$609,116
26Grassed Waterway $597,744
27Prescribed Grazing $573,626
28Forest Management Plan$454,738
29Nutrient Management $425,164
30Irrigation System- Microirrigation $392,950
31Energy Efficient Lighting System $265,273
32Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $258,734
33Woody Residue Treatment $257,524
34Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$206,029
35Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$187,195
36Wetland Creation$169,781
37Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring– System Installation$165,737
38Field Border $110,039
39Tree & Shrub Establishment $109,580
40Lined Waterway or Outlet$101,325
41Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$99,239
42Herbaceous Weed Treatment $76,344
43Structures for Wildlife$68,582
46Critical Area Planting $54,927
47Water Well$27,201
48Riparian Forest Buffer $26,132
49Irrigation Water Management $23,648
50Access Control$21,253
51Spring Development$20,933
52Access Road$18,092
53Grazing Management Plan - Written$16,571
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 Total Payments, 2017-202275,597,646

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

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

1Cover Crop $9,154,594
2Forest Stand Improvement $4,638,831
3Forage and Biomass Planting $4,109,044
4Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $2,304,843
5Energy Efficient Building Envelope $2,236,849
6Roofs and Covers $1,885,491
7Mulching $1,883,405
8Brush Management $1,601,862
9Waste Storage Facility $1,596,365
10Conservation Cover $1,194,711
11Grassed Waterway $597,744
12Prescribed Grazing $573,626
13Nutrient Management $425,164
14Irrigation System- Microirrigation $392,950
15Energy Efficient Lighting System $265,273
16Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $258,734
17Woody Residue Treatment $257,524
18Field Border $110,039
19Tree & Shrub Establishment $109,580
20Herbaceous Weed Treatment $76,344
21Critical Area Planting $54,927
22Riparian Forest Buffer $26,132
23Irrigation Water Management $23,648
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022$33,777,680
 Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $18,497,700
 Provisional Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $15,279,980

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

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2022
1Webster County, Kentucky$2,477,448
2Logan County, Kentucky$2,441,415
3Graves County, Kentucky$2,434,660
4Mercer County, Kentucky$2,421,590
5Breckinridge County, Kentucky$2,045,899
6Marion County, Kentucky$1,767,092
7Hopkins County, Kentucky$1,645,475
8Caldwell County, Kentucky$1,560,137
9Adair County, Kentucky$1,273,167
10Pulaski County, Kentucky$1,089,865
11Ballard County, Kentucky$925,607
12Ohio County, Kentucky$845,882
13Shelby County, Kentucky$781,690
14Casey County, Kentucky$752,496
15Anderson County, Kentucky$749,536
16Meade County, Kentucky$726,858
17Fleming County, Kentucky$703,253
18Marshall County, Kentucky$696,486
19Crittenden County, Kentucky$598,592
20Jefferson County, Kentucky$563,684
21Nelson County, Kentucky$543,891
22Harrison County, Kentucky$518,993
23Daviess County, Kentucky$487,880
24Clinton County, Kentucky$469,453
25Henry County, Kentucky$445,638
26McLean County, Kentucky$425,822
27Cumberland County, Kentucky$422,039
28Todd County, Kentucky$416,187
29Henderson County, Kentucky$412,616
30Morgan County, Kentucky$400,202
31Mason County, Kentucky$393,843
32Calloway County, Kentucky$388,763
33Knox County, Kentucky$353,591
34Carter County, Kentucky$331,570
35Wayne County, Kentucky$313,879
36Lincoln County, Kentucky$306,302
37Washington County, Kentucky$306,106
38Union County, Kentucky$300,786
39Russell County, Kentucky$298,652
40Lawrence County, Kentucky$297,388
41Allen County, Kentucky$294,815
42Whitley County, Kentucky$287,454
43Garrard County, Kentucky$280,044
44Franklin County, Kentucky$275,509
45Oldham County, Kentucky$269,857
46Warren County, Kentucky$268,072
47Muhlenberg County, Kentucky$265,860
48Boyle County, Kentucky$256,818
49Hardin County, Kentucky$256,794
50Fulton County, Kentucky$256,201
51Woodford County, Kentucky$244,814
52Taylor County, Kentucky$238,658
53Christian County, Kentucky$227,619
54Lyon County, Kentucky$217,273
55Green County, Kentucky$216,160
56Rockcastle County, Kentucky$215,537
57Monroe County, Kentucky$203,689
58Barren County, Kentucky$196,598
59Hickman County, Kentucky$187,840
60Clark County, Kentucky$179,576
61Laurel County, Kentucky$176,024
62Grayson County, Kentucky$173,730
63Metcalfe County, Kentucky$162,566
64Montgomery County, Kentucky$160,951
65Lee County, Kentucky$157,532
66Madison County, Kentucky$157,268
67Livingston County, Kentucky$156,872
68Rowan County, Kentucky$147,764
69Carlisle County, Kentucky$144,891
70Bourbon County, Kentucky$135,253
71Greenup County, Kentucky$124,454
72Trigg County, Kentucky$117,996
73Bath County, Kentucky$115,342
74Simpson County, Kentucky$106,679
75Lewis County, Kentucky$105,053
76Pendleton County, Kentucky$104,613
77Nicholas County, Kentucky$103,224
78Scott County, Kentucky$97,248
79Hart County, Kentucky$83,311
80Owsley County, Kentucky$72,194
81Larue County, Kentucky$67,187
82Breathitt County, Kentucky$67,057
83Magoffin County, Kentucky$60,130
84Estill County, Kentucky$58,015
85Bullitt County, Kentucky$56,030
86Pike County, Kentucky$54,246
87Butler County, Kentucky$40,638
88McCracken County, Kentucky$39,475
89Spencer County, Kentucky$35,279
90Trimble County, Kentucky$30,953
91Fayette County, Kentucky$28,714
92Johnson County, Kentucky$28,703
93Boone County, Kentucky$24,467
94Jessamine County, Kentucky$21,729
95Bracken County, Kentucky$20,264
96Wolfe County, Kentucky$19,533
97Menifee County, Kentucky$18,182
98Robertson County, Kentucky$16,629
99Jackson County, Kentucky$15,646
100Grant County, Kentucky$12,351
101Owen County, Kentucky$10,004
102Edmonson County, Kentucky$8,613
103Bell County, Kentucky$6,545
104Perry County, Kentucky$5,775
105Carroll County, Kentucky$4,295
106Powell County, Kentucky$2,016
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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 Kentucky, 2022

Land in Kentucky, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:69,425
Total Acres in Farms:12,431,190
Cropland Acres:6,422,613
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,587,093
Woodland Acres:2,631,737

Livestock in Kentucky, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold262,581,637
Layers inventory 5,542,366
Cattle and calves inventory1,876,383
Hogs and pigs inventory454,797
Sheep and lambs inventory72,199

Crops in Kentucky, 2022


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