EQIP in Maryland


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Maryland

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Maryland

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Maryland

1Heavy Use Area Protection$6,443,646
2Roofs and Covers$5,429,318
3Waste Storage Facility$3,981,809
4Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$2,400,571
5Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$1,540,952
7Obstruction Removal$999,758
8Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste$884,340
9High Tunnel System$801,418
10Energy Efficient Building Envelope$794,646
11Nutrient Management $612,580
12Forage and Biomass Planting $509,542
13Agrichemical Handling Facility$502,862
14Watering Facility$423,827
15Brush Management$415,858
16Underground Outlet$415,547
17Livestock Pipeline$398,786
18Roof Runoff Structure$383,193
19Cover Crop $381,299
20Access Road$349,560
21Lined Waterway or Outlet$346,974
22Waste Facility Closure$343,898
23Stream Crossing$308,722
24Pumping Plant$306,039
25Waste Transfer$289,381
26Mulching $278,841
27Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$277,741
28Pest Management Conservation System$273,266
29Subsurface Drain$267,232
30Trails and Walkways$250,361
31Aquatic Organism Passage$247,130
32Water Well$229,431
33Energy Efficient Lighting System$221,720
34Structure for Water Control$209,698
35Hedgerow Planting $203,853
36Combustion System Improvement$175,386
37Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$174,749
38Tree & Shrub Establishment $173,354
40Grassed Waterway $165,063
41Animal Mortality Facility$153,632
42Forest Stand Improvement$132,169
43Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$122,819
44Conservation Cover $120,455
45Grade Stabilization Structure$116,511
46Prescribed Grazing $109,269
47Composting Facility$83,990
48Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$70,520
49Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$66,681
50Spoil Disposal$65,896
51Streambank and Shoreline Protection$65,880
52Critical Area Planting$60,108
53Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $56,880
54Spring Development$53,591
55Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $46,069
56Forest Management Plan$36,316
57Herbaceous Weed Treatment$33,533
58Riparian Forest Buffer $32,493
59Access Control$29,216
60Dike or Levee$26,802
61Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$24,293
63Channel Bed Stabilization$17,247
64Woody Residue Treatment$12,719
65Stormwater Runoff Control$12,380
66Wetland Creation$11,893
67Conservation Crop Rotation $10,781
68Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $8,722
69Silvopasture $7,923
70Wetland Restoration$7,784
71Irrigation Water Management $7,774
72Structures for Wildlife$6,939
73Waste Treatment$4,757
74Saturated Buffer$4,076
75Equitable Relief Payment$3,688
76Pond Sealing or Lining- Bentonite Sealant$3,604
77Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$2,879
78Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Clay Treatment$2,870
79Field Border $2,271
80Forage Harvest Management$2,161
81Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (AgEMP)$1,950
82Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,946
83Riparian Herbaceous Cover $1,836
84Forest Trails and Landings$1,774
85Vertical Drain$1,314
86Well Decommissioning$671
87Amending Soil Properties with Gypsum Products$494
88Vegetated Treatment Area$368
89Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$259
90Irrigation System- Microirrigation$120
91Shallow Water Development and Management$104
92Erroneous Underpayment$47
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 Total Payments, 2017-202035,704,130
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Nutrient Management $612,580
2Forage and Biomass Planting $509,542
3Cover Crop $381,299
4Mulching $278,841
5Hedgerow Planting $203,853
6Tree & Shrub Establishment $173,354
7Grassed Waterway $165,063
8Conservation Cover $120,455
9Prescribed Grazing $109,269
10Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $56,880
11Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $46,069
12Riparian Forest Buffer $32,493
13Conservation Crop Rotation $10,781
14Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $8,722
15Silvopasture $7,923
16Irrigation Water Management $7,774
17Field Border $2,271
18Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,946
19Riparian Herbaceous Cover $1,836
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$2,730,951
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Frederick County, Maryland$6,437,593
2Wicomico County, Maryland$1,577,782
3Carroll County, Maryland$1,527,791
4Somerset County, Maryland$1,392,854
5Worcester County, Maryland$1,178,467
6Dorchester County, Maryland$907,440
7Queen Anne's County, Maryland$802,344
8Garrett County, Maryland$606,574
9Washington County, Maryland$445,246
10Allegany County, Maryland$440,804
11Talbot County, Maryland$413,884
12Cecil County, Maryland$357,919
13Baltimore County, Maryland$340,303
14Caroline County, Maryland$206,416
15Howard County, Maryland$199,635
16Saint Mary's County, Maryland$86,392
17Prince George's County, Maryland$52,435
18Anne Arundel County, Maryland$51,093
19Harford County, Maryland$46,581
20Kent County, Maryland$34,407
21Calvert County, Maryland$17,656
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maryland, 2017

Land in Maryland, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:12,429
Total Acres in Farms:1,990,122
Cropland Acres:1,426,671
Permanent pasture and rangeland:133,321
Woodland Acres:316,647

Livestock in Maryland, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold307,690,339
Layers inventory 2,971,918
Cattle and calves inventory185,281
Sheep and lambs inventory23,399
Hogs and pigs inventory18,379

Crops in Maryland, 2017


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