EQIP in Tennessee


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Tennessee

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 Tennessee

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2022

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Tennessee

1Cover Crop $53,442,744
3Livestock Pipeline$9,880,635
4Streambank and Shoreline Protection$7,323,863
5Watering Facility$5,594,369
6Grade Stabilization Structure$4,983,207
7Heavy Use Area Protection$4,303,110
8Water Well$3,697,423
9Forest Stand Improvement $3,533,602
10Roofs and Covers $3,345,522
11High Tunnel System$3,246,856
12Underground Outlet$3,185,329
13Forage and Biomass Planting $2,805,231
14Water and Sediment Control Basin$2,411,905
15Access Road$1,878,130
16Waste Storage Facility $1,871,134
17Pumping Plant $1,847,551
18Stream Crossing$1,840,055
19Brush Management $1,246,104
20Prescribed Grazing $1,037,987
21Forest Management Plan$965,858
22Waste Transfer$804,043
23Conservation Cover $692,253
24Energy Efficient Building Envelope $691,698
25Lined Waterway or Outlet$607,243
26Animal Mortality Facility$568,551
27Tree & Shrub Establishment $530,844
28Mulching $528,627
29Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$494,214
30Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$469,941
31Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $415,283
32Structure for Water Control$361,982
33Critical Area Planting $327,829
34Prescribed Burning $321,675
35Roof Runoff Structure$320,604
36Nutrient Management $279,376
37Herbaceous Weed Treatment $265,198
38Trails and Walkways$204,329
40Spring Development$144,673
43Riparian Forest Buffer $108,863
44Wildlife Habitat Planting $90,720
45Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$64,839
46Irrigation System- Microirrigation $61,050
47Access Control$47,639
48Field Border $37,603
49Irrigation Pipeline $32,473
50Hedgerow Planting $29,996
51Grassed Waterway $27,466
53Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$18,273
54Irrigation Water Management $17,084
55Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$13,942
56Energy Efficient Lighting System $11,038
57Conservation Crop Rotation $10,303
58Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $4,262
59Forage Harvest Management$3,909
Show All
Show Less
 Total Payments, 2017-2022142,624,776

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

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

1Cover Crop $53,442,744
2Forest Stand Improvement $3,533,602
3Roofs and Covers $3,345,522
4Forage and Biomass Planting $2,805,231
5Waste Storage Facility $1,871,134
6Pumping Plant $1,847,551
7Brush Management $1,246,104
8Prescribed Grazing $1,037,987
9Conservation Cover $692,253
10Energy Efficient Building Envelope $691,698
11Tree & Shrub Establishment $530,844
12Mulching $528,627
13Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $415,283
14Critical Area Planting $327,829
15Prescribed Burning $321,675
16Nutrient Management $279,376
17Herbaceous Weed Treatment $265,198
18Riparian Forest Buffer $108,863
19Wildlife Habitat Planting $90,720
20Irrigation System- Microirrigation $61,050
21Field Border $37,603
22Irrigation Pipeline $32,473
23Hedgerow Planting $29,996
24Grassed Waterway $27,466
25Irrigation Water Management $17,084
26Energy Efficient Lighting System $11,038
27Conservation Crop Rotation $10,303
28Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $4,262
Show All
Show Less
 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022$73,613,516
 Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $59,863,384
 Provisional Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $13,750,132

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

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2022
1Hawkins County, Tennessee$5,480,143
2Henry County, Tennessee$5,261,707
3Gibson County, Tennessee$4,349,864
4Carroll County, Tennessee$3,815,768
5Crockett County, Tennessee$3,753,288
6Madison County, Tennessee$3,662,903
7Obion County, Tennessee$3,659,953
8Grainger County, Tennessee$3,263,797
9Maury County, Tennessee$3,059,244
10Chester County, Tennessee$3,000,167
11Coffee County, Tennessee$2,807,865
12Lauderdale County, Tennessee$2,749,005
13Hancock County, Tennessee$2,472,398
14Greene County, Tennessee$2,443,505
15Dyer County, Tennessee$2,432,904
16Washington County, Tennessee$2,195,463
17Haywood County, Tennessee$2,123,629
18Henderson County, Tennessee$2,043,112
19Fayette County, Tennessee$1,989,302
20Claiborne County, Tennessee$1,946,625
21Hardeman County, Tennessee$1,941,925
22Lawrence County, Tennessee$1,792,680
23Hardin County, Tennessee$1,729,873
24Robertson County, Tennessee$1,646,139
25Tipton County, Tennessee$1,577,751
26Wayne County, Tennessee$1,545,933
27Sullivan County, Tennessee$1,496,020
28Giles County, Tennessee$1,470,008
29Bedford County, Tennessee$1,429,636
30Wilson County, Tennessee$1,369,218
31Weakley County, Tennessee$1,352,006
32McNairy County, Tennessee$1,321,495
33Hickman County, Tennessee$1,097,107
34McMinn County, Tennessee$1,037,938
35Lincoln County, Tennessee$1,022,804
36Bradley County, Tennessee$1,011,636
37Smith County, Tennessee$973,053
38Cannon County, Tennessee$964,251
39Humphreys County, Tennessee$893,113
40Jefferson County, Tennessee$866,518
41Monroe County, Tennessee$855,690
42Fentress County, Tennessee$831,820
43White County, Tennessee$814,024
44Union County, Tennessee$766,602
45Marshall County, Tennessee$739,665
46Warren County, Tennessee$722,250
47Clay County, Tennessee$719,056
48Macon County, Tennessee$682,243
49Decatur County, Tennessee$666,038
50Shelby County, Tennessee$646,856
51Overton County, Tennessee$621,989
52Benton County, Tennessee$605,439
53Polk County, Tennessee$576,866
54Montgomery County, Tennessee$522,922
55Hamblen County, Tennessee$484,323
56Knox County, Tennessee$470,807
57Rutherford County, Tennessee$461,631
58Carter County, Tennessee$388,257
59Bledsoe County, Tennessee$383,905
60Lake County, Tennessee$371,643
61Blount County, Tennessee$339,761
62Putnam County, Tennessee$337,012
63Rhea County, Tennessee$333,490
64Moore County, Tennessee$321,322
65Williamson County, Tennessee$320,850
66Loudon County, Tennessee$293,572
67Grundy County, Tennessee$276,266
68Cocke County, Tennessee$269,918
69Dickson County, Tennessee$232,993
70Cumberland County, Tennessee$226,362
71Davidson County, Tennessee$206,989
72Meigs County, Tennessee$206,389
73Anderson County, Tennessee$205,583
74Unicoi County, Tennessee$162,045
75DeKalb County, Tennessee$159,748
76Sequatchie County, Tennessee$159,087
77Pickett County, Tennessee$151,621
78Houston County, Tennessee$140,000
79Sumner County, Tennessee$138,325
80Marion County, Tennessee$137,115
81Scott County, Tennessee$127,080
82Jackson County, Tennessee$113,996
83Cheatham County, Tennessee$100,801
84Roane County, Tennessee$98,196
85Lewis County, Tennessee$95,440
86Van Buren County, Tennessee$94,092
87Morgan County, Tennessee$93,470
88Sevier County, Tennessee$76,293
89Hamilton County, Tennessee$74,479
90Franklin County, Tennessee$70,216
91Perry County, Tennessee$66,490
92Trousdale County, Tennessee$56,165
93Johnson County, Tennessee$53,428
94Campbell County, Tennessee$36,325
95Stewart County, Tennessee$32,110
Show All
Show Less

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 Tennessee, 2022

Land in Tennessee, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:63,105
Total Acres in Farms:10,732,951
Cropland Acres:5,273,992
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,319,328
Woodland Acres:2,550,106

Livestock in Tennessee, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold189,393,169
Layers inventory 2,520,707
Cattle and calves inventory1,636,047
Hogs and pigs inventory281,105
Sheep and lambs inventory54,827

Crops in Tennessee, 2022


More Resources