EQIP in Montana


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Montana

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Montana

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Montana

1Sprinkler System$10,415,108
3Livestock Pipeline$6,144,313
4Irrigation Pipeline$4,313,581
5Watering Facility$3,786,526
6Pumping Plant$2,930,949
7Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $2,761,233
8Forest Stand Improvement$2,636,981
9Water Well$2,313,648
10Cover Crop $2,215,197
11Prescribed Grazing $2,195,309
12Woody Residue Treatment$1,953,350
13Forage and Biomass Planting $1,801,594
14Obstruction Removal$1,577,594
15Structure for Water Control$1,352,703
16Brush Management$1,332,799
17Range Planting $1,310,742
18Waste Transfer$660,503
19Fuel Break$634,977
20High Tunnel System$631,180
21Herbaceous Weed Treatment$545,514
22Irrigation Water Management $446,636
23Open Channel$384,821
24Livestock Confinement Facility$330,767
25Nutrient Management $303,714
26Heavy Use Area Protection$280,848
27Conservation Cover $275,511
28Salinity and Sodic Soil Management$257,202
29Field Border $253,542
30Irrigation System- Microirrigation$227,359
31Livestock Shelter Structure$204,160
32Waste Storage Facility$195,147
33Spring Development$175,425
34Structures for Wildlife$170,102
35Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$162,050
36Conservation Crop Rotation $146,757
37Tree & Shrub Establishment $143,192
38TA Design$142,796
39Irrigation System- Surface and Subsurface$139,675
40Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $138,667
41Access Road$131,648
42Streambank and Shoreline Protection$116,747
43Dam- Diversion$116,240
44Precision Land Forming and Smoothing$72,026
45Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$71,637
46Critical Area Planting$70,522
47Mulching $54,352
48Irrigation Land Leveling$48,526
49Tree/Shrub Pruning$47,261
50Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $45,260
51TA Application$45,179
52Stream Crossing$44,489
53Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$43,496
56Well Decommissioning$37,056
57Aquatic Organism Passage$22,369
58Waste Facility Closure$21,187
59Energy Efficient Lighting System$20,263
60Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$19,516
61Forage Harvest Management$19,289
62TA Check-Out$19,283
63Waste Recycling$16,988
64Erroneous Underpayment$16,459
65Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Clay Treatment$14,612
66Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$14,447
67Vegetated Treatment Area$13,193
68Pest Management Conservation System$11,385
69Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $10,898
70Irrigation Field Ditch$10,183
71Irrigation Water Conveyance - Canal Lining$9,435
72Irrigation Canal or Lateral$7,183
73Trails and Walkways$6,533
74Forest Management Plan$5,823
75Roof Runoff Structure$5,295
76Other Payment$4,884
77Equitable Relief Payment$4,235
78Prescribed Burning$3,648
79Groundwater Testing$3,496
80Underground Outlet$2,439
81Herbaceous Weed Control$923
82Surface Drain- Field Ditch$768
83Grazing Land Mechanical Treatment$523
84Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$223
85Filter Strip $87
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 Total Payments, 2017-202066,999,309
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $2,761,233
2Cover Crop $2,215,197
3Prescribed Grazing $2,195,309
4Forage and Biomass Planting $1,801,594
5Range Planting $1,310,742
6Irrigation Water Management $446,636
7Nutrient Management $303,714
8Conservation Cover $275,511
9Field Border $253,542
10Conservation Crop Rotation $146,757
11Tree & Shrub Establishment $143,192
12Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $138,667
13Mulching $54,352
14Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $45,260
15Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $10,898
16Filter Strip $87
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$12,102,693
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Carter County, Montana$4,345,672
2Lake County, Montana$3,229,366
3Gallatin County, Montana$3,180,000
4Garfield County, Montana$2,709,238
5Broadwater County, Montana$2,415,532
6Musselshell County, Montana$1,508,077
7Dawson County, Montana$1,380,015
8Roosevelt County, Montana$1,319,759
9Big Horn County, Montana$1,256,075
10Yellowstone County, Montana$1,152,310
11Flathead County, Montana$1,032,455
12Jefferson County, Montana$944,177
13Rosebud County, Montana$933,687
14Lincoln County, Montana$859,671
15Teton County, Montana$852,583
16Phillips County, Montana$788,129
17Fergus County, Montana$721,966
18Lewis and Clark County, Montana$718,464
19Toole County, Montana$706,220
20Meagher County, Montana$675,717
21Glacier County, Montana$642,785
22Carbon County, Montana$625,023
23Petroleum County, Montana$580,092
24Liberty County, Montana$578,898
25Wheatland County, Montana$578,323
26Park County, Montana$565,919
27Ravalli County, Montana$549,729
28Stillwater County, Montana$534,855
29Powell County, Montana$519,408
30Madison County, Montana$514,949
31Pondera County, Montana$442,831
32Blaine County, Montana$384,541
33Fallon County, Montana$360,548
34Missoula County, Montana$352,363
35McCone County, Montana$328,265
36Granite County, Montana$301,278
37Richland County, Montana$265,331
38Wibaux County, Montana$242,539
39Sweet Grass County, Montana$240,045
40Beaverhead County, Montana$220,344
41Hill County, Montana$210,185
42Golden Valley County, Montana$113,014
43Sanders County, Montana$109,873
44Custer County, Montana$93,448
45Cascade County, Montana$83,082
46Treasure County, Montana$76,111
47Valley County, Montana$73,077
48Prairie County, Montana$68,114
49Judith Basin County, Montana$58,577
50Chouteau County, Montana$39,208
51Powder River County, Montana$22,348
52Daniels County, Montana$20,627
53Mineral County, Montana$2,230
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Montana, 2017

Land in Montana, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:27,048
Total Acres in Farms:58,122,878
Cropland Acres:16,406,300
Permanent pasture and rangeland:38,459,451
Woodland Acres:2,540,798

Livestock in Montana, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory2,518,571
Layers inventory 931,006
Sheep and lambs inventory218,544
Hogs and pigs inventory180,660
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold131,318

Crops in Montana, 2017


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