EQIP in South Dakota

South Dakota

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in South Dakota

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 South Dakota

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2022

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, South Dakota

1Livestock Pipeline$18,068,375
3Cover Crop $7,137,873
4Water Well$4,692,344
5Watering Facility$4,637,117
6Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$2,961,727
7Prescribed Grazing $2,625,722
9Forage and Biomass Planting $2,327,685
10Waste Storage Facility $2,310,118
11Roofs and Covers $1,942,115
12Brush Management $1,550,890
13Nutrient Management $1,436,088
14Mulching $1,433,436
15Pumping Plant $1,413,493
16Livestock Shelter Structure$1,225,604
17Heavy Use Area Protection$1,223,988
18Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation$1,080,620
19Pest Management Conservation System$994,640
20Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $838,652
21Range Planting $820,355
23Sprinkler System $544,589
24Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $519,356
25High Tunnel System$488,174
26Forest Stand Improvement $423,770
27Conservation Cover $408,227
28Obstruction Removal$374,531
29Conservation Crop Rotation $368,864
30Grassed Waterway $307,724
31Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $290,371
32Animal Mortality Facility$260,974
33Irrigation Pipeline $254,761
34Stream Crossing$238,143
35Herbaceous Weed Treatment $236,111
36Underground Outlet$186,966
37Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $160,705
38Water and Sediment Control Basin$101,610
39Emergency Animal Mortality Management$89,994
40Critical Area Planting $82,229
41TA Application$70,819
42Irrigation Water Management $50,332
43Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$49,630
44Salinity and Sodic Soil Management$46,895
45Streambank and Shoreline Protection$42,625
46TA Check-Out$42,003
47Waste Transfer$37,437
48Well Decommissioning$29,132
49Structure for Water Control$21,985
50Forage Harvest Management$18,248
51Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $14,448
52Structures for Wildlife$9,543
53Energy Efficient Lighting System $8,008
54Prescribed Burning $6,079
55Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management$5,171
56Access Control$2,503
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 Total Payments, 2017-202276,141,377

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

NCRS climate smart practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, South Dakota

1Cover Crop $7,137,873
2Prescribed Grazing $2,625,722
3Forage and Biomass Planting $2,327,685
4Waste Storage Facility $2,310,118
5Roofs and Covers $1,942,115
6Brush Management $1,550,890
7Nutrient Management $1,436,088
8Mulching $1,433,436
9Pumping Plant $1,413,493
10Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $838,652
11Range Planting $820,355
12Sprinkler System $544,589
13Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $519,356
14Forest Stand Improvement $423,770
15Conservation Cover $408,227
16Conservation Crop Rotation $368,864
17Grassed Waterway $307,724
18Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $290,371
19Irrigation Pipeline $254,761
20Herbaceous Weed Treatment $236,111
21Solid/Liquid Waste Separation Facility $160,705
22Critical Area Planting $82,229
23Irrigation Water Management $50,332
24Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $14,448
25Energy Efficient Lighting System $8,008
26Prescribed Burning $6,079
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022$27,512,001
 Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $18,596,582
 Provisional Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $8,915,419

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

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2022
1Lyman County, South Dakota$3,761,287
2Corson County, South Dakota$3,188,838
3Dewey County, South Dakota$2,921,781
4Ziebach County, South Dakota$2,732,167
5Harding County, South Dakota$2,300,327
6Perkins County, South Dakota$2,044,971
7Butte County, South Dakota$1,858,129
8Meade County, South Dakota$1,590,220
9Gregory County, South Dakota$1,377,175
10Stanley County, South Dakota$1,364,850
11Mellette County, South Dakota$1,286,600
12Spink County, South Dakota$1,264,563
13Haakon County, South Dakota$1,119,520
14Hyde County, South Dakota$1,087,709
15Tripp County, South Dakota$913,900
16Davison County, South Dakota$911,735
17Charles Mix County, South Dakota$887,697
18Walworth County, South Dakota$872,713
19Day County, South Dakota$851,661
20Todd County, South Dakota$784,143
21McPherson County, South Dakota$784,077
22Hughes County, South Dakota$770,467
23Brule County, South Dakota$759,830
24Hutchinson County, South Dakota$754,356
25Clark County, South Dakota$709,660
26Jones County, South Dakota$687,064
27Lake County, South Dakota$654,203
28Bon Homme County, South Dakota$648,829
29Grant County, South Dakota$571,323
30Pennington County, South Dakota$545,043
31Faulk County, South Dakota$516,984
32Custer County, South Dakota$497,080
33Lincoln County, South Dakota$452,151
34Buffalo County, South Dakota$430,785
35Moody County, South Dakota$420,058
36Kingsbury County, South Dakota$361,019
37Hanson County, South Dakota$360,370
38Campbell County, South Dakota$347,339
39Jackson County, South Dakota$344,578
40Union County, South Dakota$332,826
41Yankton County, South Dakota$324,271
42Sully County, South Dakota$317,874
43Hand County, South Dakota$312,655
44Jerauld County, South Dakota$310,189
45Bennett County, South Dakota$308,821
46Clay County, South Dakota$226,109
47Miner County, South Dakota$218,516
48Potter County, South Dakota$203,401
49Minnehaha County, South Dakota$179,331
50Marshall County, South Dakota$179,281
51Roberts County, South Dakota$176,847
52Aurora County, South Dakota$174,170
53Turner County, South Dakota$167,117
54Douglas County, South Dakota$165,339
55Beadle County, South Dakota$143,370
56Codington County, South Dakota$129,600
57Edmunds County, South Dakota$118,715
58Deuel County, South Dakota$115,152
59Fall River County, South Dakota$75,600
60Brookings County, South Dakota$74,006
61McCook County, South Dakota$73,379
62Brown County, South Dakota$57,689
63Lawrence County, South Dakota$52,224
64Sanborn County, South Dakota$33,935
65Hamlin County, South Dakota$21,868
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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 South Dakota, 2022

Land in South Dakota, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:28,299
Total Acres in Farms:42,304,601
Cropland Acres:18,488,619
Permanent pasture and rangeland:22,254,830
Woodland Acres:335,032

Livestock in South Dakota, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory3,478,908
Hogs and pigs inventory2,039,066
Layers inventory 1,026,877
Sheep and lambs inventory231,246
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold77,046

Crops in South Dakota, 2022


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