EQIP in Massachusetts


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Massachusetts

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Massachusetts

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Massachusetts

1High Tunnel System$1,819,057
2Brush Management$1,715,584
3Waste Storage Facility$1,701,704
4Cover Crop $1,112,734
5Sprinkler System$753,443
6Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$680,799
7Bivalve Aquaculture Gear and Biofouling Control$647,170
8Irrigation Pipeline$508,452
9Forest Stand Improvement$470,023
10Pumping Plant$416,406
11Anaerobic Digester $361,936
13Pest Management Conservation System$264,044
14Forage and Biomass Planting $260,215
15Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $232,621
16Roofs and Covers$225,983
17Structure for Water Control$213,598
18Irrigation Reservoir$188,842
19Irrigation Water Management $173,754
20Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$162,940
21Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$144,424
22Forest Management Plan$111,921
23Conservation Crop Rotation $108,975
24Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$81,052
25Prescribed Grazing $80,853
26Nutrient Management $66,738
27Access Control$58,915
28Forest Trails and Landings$52,270
29Structures for Wildlife$48,299
30Irrigation System- Microirrigation$47,148
31Underground Outlet$42,328
32Herbaceous Weed Treatment$39,697
33Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $38,418
34Livestock Pipeline$37,959
35Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$36,052
36Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $35,536
37Obstruction Removal$26,916
38Water Well$26,092
39Pollinator Habitat Plan - Written$24,213
40Waste Transfer$22,106
41Heavy Use Area Protection$17,843
42Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $16,963
43Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$15,490
44Roof Runoff Structure$14,872
45Land Smoothing$14,541
46Dike or Levee$13,707
47Energy Efficient Building Envelope$12,623
48Tree & Shrub Establishment $11,669
49Prescribed Burning$10,822
50Waste Facility Closure$9,796
51Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$9,329
52Waste Treatment$9,258
53Watering Facility$8,752
54Access Road$8,701
55Tree/Shrub Pruning$6,465
56Trails and Walkways$5,731
57Woody Residue Treatment$5,077
58Open Channel$4,697
59Irrigation System- Surface and Subsurface$4,590
60Conservation Cover $4,029
62Subsurface Drain$3,491
63Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan - Written$2,504
65Integrated Pest Management Plan - Written$2,299
66Critical Area Planting$1,649
67Other Payment$1,230
68Grassed Waterway $504
69Prescribed Burning Plan - Written$449
70Mulching $87
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 Total Payments, 2017-202013,561,039
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $1,112,734
2Anaerobic Digester $361,936
3Forage and Biomass Planting $260,215
4Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $232,621
5Irrigation Water Management $173,754
6Conservation Crop Rotation $108,975
7Prescribed Grazing $80,853
8Nutrient Management $66,738
9Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $38,418
10Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $35,536
11Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $16,963
12Tree & Shrub Establishment $11,669
13Conservation Cover $4,029
14Grassed Waterway $504
15Mulching $87
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$2,505,032
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Worcester County, Massachusetts$1,283,109
2Plymouth County, Massachusetts$1,226,798
3Berkshire County, Massachusetts$1,122,702
4Hampshire County, Massachusetts$900,917
5Franklin County, Massachusetts$752,050
6Barnstable County, Massachusetts$484,061
7Hampden County, Massachusetts$78,875
8Bristol County, Massachusetts$49,517


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Massachusetts, 2017

Land in Massachusetts, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,241
Total Acres in Farms:491,653
Cropland Acres:171,496
Permanent pasture and rangeland:46,341
Woodland Acres:194,189

Livestock in Massachusetts, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 155,008
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold56,291
Cattle and calves inventory36,574
Sheep and lambs inventory13,310

Crops in Massachusetts, 2017


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