EQIP in Pennsylvania


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Pennsylvania

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Pennsylvania

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Pennsylvania

1Waste Storage Facility$17,232,000
2Roofs and Covers$6,439,655
3Heavy Use Area Protection$5,982,910
4Cover Crop $4,306,019
6Trails and Walkways$2,104,295
7Waste Transfer$1,782,933
8Underground Outlet$1,737,600
9Anaerobic Digester $1,693,403
10Livestock Pipeline$1,481,276
11Access Road$1,207,575
12Subsurface Drain$1,193,621
13Tree & Shrub Establishment $1,078,527
14Nutrient Management $1,076,639
15Mulching $896,215
16Forest Stand Improvement$871,718
17Brush Management$869,502
18Pumping Plant$863,780
19Lined Waterway or Outlet$817,447
20Grassed Waterway $815,929
21Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$805,649
22Agrichemical Handling Facility$795,839
23Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$791,561
24Stream Crossing$690,889
25Watering Facility$647,743
26Obstruction Removal$588,255
27Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$555,033
28Roof Runoff Structure$543,207
29Herbaceous Weed Treatment$475,940
30Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $447,886
31Forage and Biomass Planting $441,871
33Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$415,755
34Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$406,198
35Streambank and Shoreline Protection$403,827
36Structure for Water Control$387,194
37High Tunnel System$380,655
38Forest Management Plan$334,599
39Energy Efficient Lighting System$319,928
40Animal Mortality Facility$306,779
41Water Well$305,400
42Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $304,687
43Prescribed Grazing $301,204
45Waste Facility Closure$297,975
46Spring Development$280,189
47Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$236,216
48Riparian Forest Buffer $201,401
49Conservation Cover $172,628
50Irrigation Pipeline$158,187
51Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $120,009
52Pest Management Conservation System$99,793
53Mine Shaft and Adit Closing$94,038
54Water and Sediment Control Basin$92,723
55Equitable Relief Payment$88,698
56Critical Area Planting$85,016
57Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$81,939
58Sprinkler System$72,735
59Irrigation System- Microirrigation$72,578
60Pond Sealing or Lining- Geomembrane or Geosynthetic Clay Liner$59,976
61Vegetated Treatment Area$58,461
62Feed Management$54,100
63Riparian Herbaceous Cover $51,129
64Energy Efficient Building Envelope$39,539
65Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$38,167
66Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Clay Treatment$30,009
67Conservation Crop Rotation $23,283
68Field Border $20,028
69Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$17,627
70Contour Buffer Strips $16,057
71Access Control$16,051
72Sinkhole Treatment$15,416
73Aquatic Organism Passage$13,171
74Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan - Written$12,775
75Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $11,556
76Hedgerow Planting $9,845
78Judicial or NAD Payment$6,650
79Pollinator Habitat Plan - Written$6,147
80Forest Trails and Landings$5,765
81Irrigation Water Management Plan - Written$5,421
82Pond Sealing or Lining- Compacted Soil Treatment$4,851
83Wetland Creation$4,162
84Irrigation Water Management $3,834
85Prescribed Burning$3,347
86Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$3,051
87Well Decommissioning$2,176
88Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$1,927
89Contour Farming$1,759
90Integrated Pest Management Plan - Written$1,741
91Stormwater Runoff Control$1,637
92Waste Treatment$1,618
93Filter Strip $968
94Stripcropping $485
95Prescribed Burning Plan - Written$431
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 Total Payments, 2017-202070,831,387
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $4,306,019
2Anaerobic Digester $1,693,403
3Tree & Shrub Establishment $1,078,527
4Nutrient Management $1,076,639
5Mulching $896,215
6Grassed Waterway $815,929
7Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $447,886
8Forage and Biomass Planting $441,871
9Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $304,687
10Prescribed Grazing $301,204
11Riparian Forest Buffer $201,401
12Conservation Cover $172,628
13Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $120,009
14Riparian Herbaceous Cover $51,129
15Conservation Crop Rotation $23,283
16Field Border $20,028
17Contour Buffer Strips $16,057
18Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $11,556
19Hedgerow Planting $9,845
20Irrigation Water Management $3,834
21Filter Strip $968
22Stripcropping $485
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$11,993,603
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Lancaster County, Pennsylvania$5,016,937
2Juniata County, Pennsylvania$2,051,107
3Lebanon County, Pennsylvania$1,735,721
4Adams County, Pennsylvania$1,512,010
5Berks County, Pennsylvania$1,223,950
6Franklin County, Pennsylvania$1,204,325
7Bedford County, Pennsylvania$1,134,898
8Bradford County, Pennsylvania$820,192
9Indiana County, Pennsylvania$712,885
10Snyder County, Pennsylvania$693,881
11Armstrong County, Pennsylvania$567,050
12Somerset County, Pennsylvania$503,756
13Chester County, Pennsylvania$426,352
14Northumberland County, Pennsylvania$348,931
15Cumberland County, Pennsylvania$347,328
16Lycoming County, Pennsylvania$312,242
17York County, Pennsylvania$296,584
18Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania$288,205
19Clarion County, Pennsylvania$278,101
20Mifflin County, Pennsylvania$277,197
21Fayette County, Pennsylvania$268,636
22Potter County, Pennsylvania$256,892
23Erie County, Pennsylvania$240,061
24Cambria County, Pennsylvania$228,228
25Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania$218,548
26Perry County, Pennsylvania$202,738
27Wayne County, Pennsylvania$200,372
28Pike County, Pennsylvania$191,274
29Crawford County, Pennsylvania$187,423
30Jefferson County, Pennsylvania$169,691
31Columbia County, Pennsylvania$165,999
32Fulton County, Pennsylvania$162,961
33Lawrence County, Pennsylvania$144,380
34Bucks County, Pennsylvania$140,306
35Dauphin County, Pennsylvania$134,375
36Centre County, Pennsylvania$118,312
37Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania$117,296
38Tioga County, Pennsylvania$107,483
39Clearfield County, Pennsylvania$100,250
40Sullivan County, Pennsylvania$90,640
41Blair County, Pennsylvania$90,045
42Union County, Pennsylvania$77,313
43Northampton County, Pennsylvania$75,850
44Lehigh County, Pennsylvania$75,096
45Venango County, Pennsylvania$71,664
46Butler County, Pennsylvania$67,363
47Washington County, Pennsylvania$58,947
48Carbon County, Pennsylvania$58,764
49Warren County, Pennsylvania$43,138
50Beaver County, Pennsylvania$22,419
51Monroe County, Pennsylvania$21,380
52Luzerne County, Pennsylvania$18,643
53Mercer County, Pennsylvania$10,947
54Montour County, Pennsylvania$8,159
55Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania$2,863
56McKean County, Pennsylvania$2,179
57Greene County, Pennsylvania$1,956
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Pennsylvania, 2017

Land in Pennsylvania, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:53,157
Total Acres in Farms:7,278,668
Cropland Acres:4,651,210
Permanent pasture and rangeland:706,136
Woodland Acres:1,487,550

Livestock in Pennsylvania, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold183,894,324
Layers inventory 26,317,523
Cattle and calves inventory1,621,303
Hogs and pigs inventory1,239,301
Sheep and lambs inventory94,370

Crops in Pennsylvania, 2017


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