EQIP in Minnesota


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Minnesota

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Minnesota

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Minnesota

1Cover Crop $23,430,088
2Waste Storage Facility$10,593,156
3Underground Outlet$5,304,262
4Roofs and Covers$3,973,075
5Grade Stabilization Structure$2,977,463
6Water and Sediment Control Basin$2,371,618
8Conservation Cover $2,012,103
9Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $1,969,200
10Prescribed Grazing $1,802,267
11Waste Transfer$1,415,547
12Heavy Use Area Protection$1,319,776
13Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$1,294,195
14Subsurface Drain$1,173,650
15Pumping Plant$1,127,042
16High Tunnel System$1,108,880
17Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,089,464
18Grassed Waterway $1,011,636
19Livestock Pipeline$987,555
20Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$986,418
21Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$931,080
22Forest Stand Improvement$873,480
23Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $857,550
24Forage and Biomass Planting $766,316
25Nutrient Management $646,114
26Waste Facility Closure$568,339
27Woody Residue Treatment$567,649
28Forest Management Plan$506,701
29Energy Efficient Lighting System$449,762
30Tree & Shrub Establishment $444,482
31Mulching $425,862
32Animal Mortality Facility$395,695
33Irrigation Water Management $354,897
34Sprinkler System$301,716
35Streambank and Shoreline Protection$273,499
36Watering Facility$255,462
38Water Well$230,525
39Emergency Animal Mortality Management$196,297
40Forage Harvest Management$175,163
41Obstruction Removal$168,132
43Prescribed Burning$160,004
44Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $158,010
45Conservation Crop Rotation $127,744
46Nutrient Management Plan - Written$124,764
47Vegetated Treatment Area$124,261
48Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Clay Treatment$123,844
49Brush Management$123,577
50Stream Crossing$119,049
51Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$111,018
52Structure for Water Control$108,635
53Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$99,184
54Pond Sealing or Lining- Geomembrane or Geosynthetic Clay Liner$97,191
55Lined Waterway or Outlet$78,972
56Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Soil Treatment$78,149
57Field Border $76,873
58Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$64,516
59Critical Area Planting$58,552
60Pest Management Conservation System$57,823
61Roof Runoff Structure$50,928
62Pollinator Habitat Plan - Written$50,278
63Denitrifying Bioreactor$48,691
65Aquaculture Pond$42,108
66Well Decommissioning$39,901
67Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$38,855
68Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$35,474
69Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation $35,075
70Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$34,849
71Trails and Walkways$31,258
72Forest Trails and Landings$28,985
73Integrated Pest Management Plan - Written$27,026
74Dike or Levee$23,196
75Access Road$22,323
76Energy Efficient Building Envelope$18,559
77Sinkhole Treatment$15,497
78Tree/Shrub Pruning$14,312
79Herbaceous Weed Treatment$13,537
80Riparian Forest Buffer $13,018
81Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$11,384
82Drainage Water Management Plan - Written$10,101
83Filter Strip $9,362
84Grazing Management Plan - Written$8,931
85Stormwater Runoff Control$6,423
86Equitable Relief Payment$5,688
87Wetland Restoration$4,881
88Sediment Basin$4,574
89Combustion System Improvement$3,407
90Drainage Water Management$2,378
91Spring Development$2,001
92Other Payment$844
93Irrigation System- Microirrigation$763
94Irrigation Pipeline$699
95Access Control$680
96Land Clearing$640
97Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$70
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 Total Payments, 2017-202080,588,028
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $23,430,088
2Conservation Cover $2,012,103
3Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $1,969,200
4Prescribed Grazing $1,802,267
5Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,089,464
6Grassed Waterway $1,011,636
7Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $857,550
8Forage and Biomass Planting $766,316
9Nutrient Management $646,114
10Tree & Shrub Establishment $444,482
11Mulching $425,862
12Irrigation Water Management $354,897
13Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $158,010
14Conservation Crop Rotation $127,744
15Field Border $76,873
16Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation $35,075
17Riparian Forest Buffer $13,018
18Filter Strip $9,362
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$35,230,060
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Stearns County, Minnesota$5,273,510
2East Polk County, Minnesota$5,045,225
3Mahnomen County, Minnesota$4,188,394
4Morrison County, Minnesota$1,788,814
5Benton County, Minnesota$1,750,974
6Dakota County, Minnesota$1,542,692
7Marshall County, Minnesota$1,493,199
8Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota$1,356,980
9Big Stone County, Minnesota$1,138,852
10Murray County, Minnesota$1,065,745
11Lincoln County, Minnesota$1,040,336
12Stevens County, Minnesota$989,351
13Becker County, Minnesota$960,944
14Todd County, Minnesota$928,935
15Cottonwood County, Minnesota$912,040
16Rice County, Minnesota$804,615
17Lyon County, Minnesota$799,487
18East Otter Tail County, Minnesota$797,171
19North St. Louis County, Minnesota$790,398
20Douglas County, Minnesota$731,017
21Renville County, Minnesota$627,422
22Rock County, Minnesota$578,660
23Norman County, Minnesota$543,706
24Houston County, Minnesota$535,190
25Lake County, Minnesota$483,390
26Jackson County, Minnesota$459,754
27Nobles County, Minnesota$423,482
28Nicollet County, Minnesota$418,504
29Wadena County, Minnesota$400,794
30Wright County, Minnesota$398,124
31Redwood County, Minnesota$397,269
32Mower County, Minnesota$361,971
33Pipestone County, Minnesota$344,813
34Aitkin County, Minnesota$278,114
35Winona County, Minnesota$265,943
36Red Lake County, Minnesota$252,280
37Chisago County, Minnesota$234,499
38Carlton County, Minnesota$231,071
39Pope County, Minnesota$206,888
40Beltrami County, Minnesota$190,950
41Fillmore County, Minnesota$187,905
42Le Sueur County, Minnesota$175,762
43Clay County, Minnesota$155,176
44Cass County, Minnesota$144,423
45Brown County, Minnesota$131,110
46Meeker County, Minnesota$129,918
47Sibley County, Minnesota$110,881
48Olmsted County, Minnesota$102,153
49Swift County, Minnesota$101,451
50Traverse County, Minnesota$98,162
51Kanabec County, Minnesota$90,805
52Crow Wing County, Minnesota$83,055
53Faribault County, Minnesota$77,074
54Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota$75,712
55Itasca County, Minnesota$71,978
56Isanti County, Minnesota$66,598
57Pennington County, Minnesota$65,972
58Pine County, Minnesota$59,505
59Scott County, Minnesota$49,660
60Freeborn County, Minnesota$48,936
61Waseca County, Minnesota$47,606
62Goodhue County, Minnesota$46,809
63Sherburne County, Minnesota$42,885
64Koochiching County, Minnesota$42,408
65Steele County, Minnesota$42,082
66Chippewa County, Minnesota$36,882
67Dodge County, Minnesota$32,506
68Watonwan County, Minnesota$31,349
69Grant County, Minnesota$29,622
70Hubbard County, Minnesota$23,338
71Wilkin County, Minnesota$15,909
72Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota$12,758
73Blue Earth County, Minnesota$9,519
74Clearwater County, Minnesota$9,436
75Kandiyohi County, Minnesota$7,161
76Roseau County, Minnesota$6,689
77Mille Lacs County, Minnesota$6,425
78Wabasha County, Minnesota$308
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Minnesota, 2017

Land in Minnesota, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:68,822
Total Acres in Farms:25,516,982
Cropland Acres:21,786,756
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,073,788
Woodland Acres:1,392,385

Livestock in Minnesota, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold60,397,850
Layers inventory 10,849,607
Hogs and pigs inventory8,467,361
Cattle and calves inventory2,337,505
Sheep and lambs inventory116,311

Crops in Minnesota, 2017


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