EQIP in Maine


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Maine

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Maine

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Maine

1Waste Storage Facility$6,348,177
2Roofs and Covers$3,260,674
3Heavy Use Area Protection$2,856,473
4Sprinkler System$2,799,575
5High Tunnel System$2,475,844
6Forest Stand Improvement$2,407,036
7Obstruction Removal$1,667,585
8Cover Crop $1,554,956
9Mulching $1,414,123
10Irrigation Pipeline$1,363,790
11Stream Crossing$1,304,117
12Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$1,036,242
13Access Road$1,032,040
14Forest Management Plan$951,225
15Pumping Plant$889,004
16Lined Waterway or Outlet$784,488
17Aquatic Organism Passage$748,343
18Forage and Biomass Planting $620,504
19Composting Facility$504,636
20Brush Management$418,660
21Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$401,717
23Irrigation Reservoir$272,421
24Vegetated Treatment Area$234,266
25Grassed Waterway $232,679
26Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$220,505
27Structure for Water Control$195,060
28TA Application$186,316
29Anaerobic Digester $180,211
30Conservation Crop Rotation $178,981
31Waste Transfer$177,467
32Livestock Pipeline$133,904
33Herbaceous Weed Treatment$126,768
34Trails and Walkways$118,798
35Subsurface Drain$117,714
36Forest Trails and Landings$117,164
37Water Well$88,228
38TA Design$78,724
39Grade Stabilization Structure$77,700
40Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $61,592
41Tree & Shrub Establishment $59,769
42Watering Facility$58,885
43Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$49,358
44Waste Treatment$48,320
45Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$48,021
46TA Check-Out$47,864
47Prescribed Grazing $45,552
48Roof Runoff Structure$45,114
49Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$43,962
50Pollinator Habitat Plan - Written$39,585
52Deep Tillage$37,674
53Nutrient Management $34,298
54Underground Outlet$33,107
55Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $30,047
56Tree/Shrub Pruning$28,685
57Energy Efficient Lighting System$27,825
58Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan - Written$25,448
59Conservation Cover $25,275
60Judicial or NAD Payment$24,971
61Access Control$22,260
62Irrigation System- Microirrigation$21,502
63Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $20,401
64Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$19,490
65Erroneous Underpayment$17,866
66Structures for Wildlife$17,231
67Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $16,539
68Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment$15,454
69Nutrient Management Plan - Written$12,709
70Pest Management Conservation System$12,245
71Hedgerow Planting $11,853
72Energy Efficient Building Envelope$10,616
73Spring Development$9,976
74Water and Sediment Control Basin$9,930
75Critical Area Planting$9,544
76Irrigation Water Management $8,997
77Residue Management- Seasonal$7,492
78Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$3,643
79Streambank and Shoreline Protection$3,622
80Riparian Forest Buffer $2,756
81Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (AgEMP)$2,418
82Stripcropping $1,428
83Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $1,163
84Wetland Restoration$1,000
85Field Border $660
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 Total Payments, 2017-202039,064,146
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $1,554,956
2Mulching $1,414,123
3Forage and Biomass Planting $620,504
4Grassed Waterway $232,679
5Anaerobic Digester $180,211
6Conservation Crop Rotation $178,981
7Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $61,592
8Tree & Shrub Establishment $59,769
9Prescribed Grazing $45,552
10Nutrient Management $34,298
11Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $30,047
12Conservation Cover $25,275
13Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $20,401
14Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $16,539
15Hedgerow Planting $11,853
16Irrigation Water Management $8,997
17Riparian Forest Buffer $2,756
18Stripcropping $1,428
19Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $1,163
20Field Border $660
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$4,501,785
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Aroostook County, Maine$7,667,934
2Somerset County, Maine$1,965,329
3Waldo County, Maine$1,578,235
4Hancock County, Maine$1,361,806
5Penobscot County, Maine$1,000,112
6Kennebec County, Maine$882,103
7Oxford County, Maine$877,495
8Washington County, Maine$772,781
9York County, Maine$693,079
10Franklin County, Maine$675,780
11Piscataquis County, Maine$593,615
12Androscoggin County, Maine$409,773
13Cumberland County, Maine$372,352
14Knox County, Maine$145,270
15Lincoln County, Maine$81,057
16Sagadahoc County, Maine$642
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maine, 2017

Land in Maine, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,600
Total Acres in Farms:1,307,613
Cropland Acres:472,508
Permanent pasture and rangeland:62,369
Woodland Acres:685,529

Livestock in Maine, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold222,347
Cattle and calves inventory79,416
Sheep and lambs inventory13,488
Hogs and pigs inventory4,632

Crops in Maine, 2017


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