EQIP in Nebraska


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Nebraska

The state-level EQIP data only includes practices that had more than four contracts in a state for a particular year. Because of this, the data contained within the state pages will not sum up to the total payments by practice on the national page.

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Nebraska

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2022

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Nebraska

1Cover Crop $19,082,509
2Livestock Pipeline$10,484,603
3Sprinkler System $10,125,430
4Conservation Crop Rotation $8,849,451
6Brush Management $7,416,184
7Watering Facility$6,853,380
9Pumping Plant $6,661,717
10Irrigation Water Management $5,753,619
11Underground Outlet$5,236,049
12Irrigation System- Microirrigation $4,978,371
13Water Well$3,409,557
14Prescribed Grazing $2,329,331
15Nutrient Management $1,897,324
16Irrigation Pipeline $1,758,309
17Forage and Biomass Planting $1,638,363
18Waste Storage Facility $1,444,052
19Grassed Waterway $1,117,157
20Water and Sediment Control Basin$1,006,932
21Forest Stand Improvement $958,909
22Prescribed Burning $933,823
23Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$924,842
24Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$838,326
25Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $774,043
26Conservation Cover $752,895
27Mulching $690,903
28Range Planting $639,274
29Access Control$633,424
30High Tunnel System$587,594
31Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $563,436
32Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $529,959
33TA Design$526,410
34Structure for Water Control$491,821
35Pest Management Conservation System$456,454
36TA Application$346,065
37Fuel Break $343,158
38Heavy Use Area Protection$300,359
39Critical Area Planting $297,369
40Wetland Restoration $274,325
43Grade Stabilization Structure$159,851
44Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation$152,934
45TA Check-Out$146,874
46Waste Transfer$145,188
47Prescribed Burning Plan - Written$98,586
48Emergency Animal Mortality Management$86,367
49Herbaceous Weed Treatment $75,838
50Well Decommissioning$71,650
52Woody Residue Treatment $30,569
53Tree & Shrub Establishment $30,252
54Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$28,171
55Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$24,680
56Land Smoothing$20,916
57Obstruction Removal$18,373
58Livestock Shelter Structure$3,892
59Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$255
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 Total Payments, 2017-2022128,209,377

NRCS 2024 climate smart practice.
NRCS 2024 provisional climate smart practice.

NCRS climate smart practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Nebraska

1Cover Crop $19,082,509
2Sprinkler System $10,125,430
3Conservation Crop Rotation $8,849,451
4Brush Management $7,416,184
5Pumping Plant $6,661,717
6Irrigation Water Management $5,753,619
7Irrigation System- Microirrigation $4,978,371
8Prescribed Grazing $2,329,331
9Nutrient Management $1,897,324
10Irrigation Pipeline $1,758,309
11Forage and Biomass Planting $1,638,363
12Waste Storage Facility $1,444,052
13Grassed Waterway $1,117,157
14Forest Stand Improvement $958,909
15Prescribed Burning $933,823
16Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $774,043
17Conservation Cover $752,895
18Mulching $690,903
19Range Planting $639,274
20Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $563,436
21Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $529,959
22Fuel Break $343,158
23Critical Area Planting $297,369
24Wetland Restoration $274,325
25Herbaceous Weed Treatment $75,838
26Woody Residue Treatment $30,569
27Tree & Shrub Establishment $30,252
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022$79,946,570
 Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $38,662,307
 Provisional Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $41,284,263

NRCS 2024 climate smart practice.
NRCS 2024 provisional climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2022
1Cherry County, Nebraska$4,811,553
2Lincoln County, Nebraska$3,857,626
3Saunders County, Nebraska$3,821,093
4Dawes County, Nebraska$3,043,069
5Custer County, Nebraska$2,718,581
6Clay County, Nebraska$2,603,395
7Dawson County, Nebraska$2,506,519
8Adams County, Nebraska$2,496,195
9Antelope County, Nebraska$2,030,868
10Holt County, Nebraska$1,925,929
11Frontier County, Nebraska$1,910,638
12Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska$1,894,371
13Sheridan County, Nebraska$1,860,036
14Pierce County, Nebraska$1,837,353
15Brown County, Nebraska$1,710,991
16Knox County, Nebraska$1,682,716
17Pawnee County, Nebraska$1,640,832
18Boyd County, Nebraska$1,618,420
19Otoe County, Nebraska$1,445,061
20Merrick County, Nebraska$1,428,913
21Washington County, Nebraska$1,409,238
22Hayes County, Nebraska$1,230,848
23Blaine County, Nebraska$1,221,042
24Cass County, Nebraska$1,119,024
25Butler County, Nebraska$1,110,993
26Hooker County, Nebraska$1,089,480
27Red Willow County, Nebraska$1,065,781
28Nance County, Nebraska$1,060,325
29Hitchcock County, Nebraska$1,017,906
30York County, Nebraska$1,000,651
31Thomas County, Nebraska$987,566
32Saline County, Nebraska$836,788
33Hamilton County, Nebraska$785,427
34Johnson County, Nebraska$720,408
35Loup County, Nebraska$690,186
36Nemaha County, Nebraska$684,519
37Howard County, Nebraska$679,223
38Colfax County, Nebraska$678,534
39Platte County, Nebraska$670,810
40Thayer County, Nebraska$625,916
41Burt County, Nebraska$623,808
42Gosper County, Nebraska$611,559
43Harlan County, Nebraska$610,455
44Fillmore County, Nebraska$608,005
45Cedar County, Nebraska$588,566
46Dundy County, Nebraska$550,962
47Dixon County, Nebraska$518,830
48Seward County, Nebraska$506,641
49Sioux County, Nebraska$504,090
50Dodge County, Nebraska$502,645
51Gage County, Nebraska$496,351
52Chase County, Nebraska$488,850
53Garfield County, Nebraska$474,372
54Wayne County, Nebraska$469,724
55Madison County, Nebraska$469,679
56Hall County, Nebraska$458,976
57Lancaster County, Nebraska$454,195
58Wheeler County, Nebraska$453,837
59Phelps County, Nebraska$434,266
60Banner County, Nebraska$422,483
61Buffalo County, Nebraska$389,609
62Rock County, Nebraska$377,211
63Nuckolls County, Nebraska$369,155
64Kearney County, Nebraska$339,633
65Furnas County, Nebraska$330,334
66Stanton County, Nebraska$321,089
67Webster County, Nebraska$320,534
68Morrill County, Nebraska$318,866
69Franklin County, Nebraska$295,993
70Keya Paha County, Nebraska$294,006
71Cuming County, Nebraska$279,215
72Garden County, Nebraska$268,712
73Keith County, Nebraska$261,760
74Boone County, Nebraska$248,494
75Jefferson County, Nebraska$231,486
76Grant County, Nebraska$224,287
77Kimball County, Nebraska$220,103
78Perkins County, Nebraska$211,164
79Cheyenne County, Nebraska$185,375
80Greeley County, Nebraska$158,905
81Box Butte County, Nebraska$157,668
82Logan County, Nebraska$156,157
83Valley County, Nebraska$152,412
84Dakota County, Nebraska$146,559
85Thurston County, Nebraska$134,101
86McPherson County, Nebraska$122,097
87Polk County, Nebraska$80,492
88Sherman County, Nebraska$75,003
89Richardson County, Nebraska$55,234
90Sarpy County, Nebraska$37,032
91Douglas County, Nebraska$33,578
92Arthur County, Nebraska$9,129
93Deuel County, Nebraska$8,791
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The state-level EQIP data only includes practices that had more than four contracts in a state for a particular year. Because of this, the data contained within the state pages will not sum up to the total payments by practice on the national page.


USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Nebraska, 2022

Land in Nebraska, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:44,479
Total Acres in Farms:43,975,693
Cropland Acres:21,217,519
Permanent pasture and rangeland:21,472,107
Woodland Acres:347,540

Livestock in Nebraska, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold90,851,080
Layers inventory 7,161,783
Cattle and calves inventory6,390,191
Hogs and pigs inventory3,606,923
Sheep and lambs inventory58,026

Crops in Nebraska, 2022


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