EQIP in Texas


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Texas

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 Texas

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2022

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2022, Texas

1Brush Management $147,894,327
2Sprinkler System $59,364,056
4Irrigation System- Microirrigation $40,970,751
5Range Planting $28,054,256
6Forage and Biomass Planting $20,816,581
7Cover Crop $17,714,890
8Water Well$13,765,328
9Prescribed Grazing $12,043,992
10Livestock Pipeline$11,065,387
11Irrigation Land Leveling$10,905,672
12Tree & Shrub Establishment $9,224,072
13Pumping Plant $8,496,406
14Irrigation Pipeline $7,044,808
15Watering Facility$6,870,271
16Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$6,646,508
17Herbaceous Weed Treatment $6,360,871
18High Tunnel System$6,346,397
20Structure for Water Control$4,318,346
22Precision Land Forming and Smoothing$2,754,674
23Conservation Cover $2,276,961
24Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste$2,094,365
25Prescribed Burning $1,857,467
26Irrigation Ditch Lining$1,743,522
27Waste Treatment$1,614,344
28Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $1,599,568
29Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,311,177
30Forest Stand Improvement $1,306,521
31Grassed Waterway $1,223,260
32Upland Wildlife Habitat Management$1,170,806
34Irrigation Water Management $846,334
35Waste Storage Facility $743,445
36Roofs and Covers $690,905
37Animal Mortality Facility$657,863
38Land Smoothing$642,041
39Heavy Use Area Protection$622,445
40Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $613,758
41Grade Stabilization Structure$602,908
42Roof Runoff Structure$576,592
43Nutrient Management $549,850
44Energy Efficient Building Envelope $473,934
45Grazing Land Mechanical Treatment$450,615
46Irrigation System- Surface and Subsurface$290,197
47Obstruction Removal$272,307
48Underground Outlet$231,647
49Critical Area Planting $221,461
50Waste Transfer$182,157
51Well Decommissioning$172,078
52Emergency Animal Mortality Management$169,402
53Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$122,346
55Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$114,936
56Stream Crossing$93,452
57Wildlife Habitat Planting $70,361
58Energy Efficient Lighting System $61,920
59Lined Waterway or Outlet$38,688
60Conservation Crop Rotation $35,328
61TA Design$31,414
62Field Border $26,985
63TA Check-Out$23,724
64Livestock Shelter Structure$23,498
65Forage Harvest Management$23,244
66TA Application$22,417
67Structures for Wildlife$21,927
68Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$2,026
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 Total Payments, 2017-2022500,940,071

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

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

1Brush Management $147,894,327
2Sprinkler System $59,364,056
3Irrigation System- Microirrigation $40,970,751
4Range Planting $28,054,256
5Forage and Biomass Planting $20,816,581
6Cover Crop $17,714,890
7Prescribed Grazing $12,043,992
8Tree & Shrub Establishment $9,224,072
9Pumping Plant $8,496,406
10Irrigation Pipeline $7,044,808
11Herbaceous Weed Treatment $6,360,871
12Conservation Cover $2,276,961
13Prescribed Burning $1,857,467
14Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $1,599,568
15Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $1,311,177
16Forest Stand Improvement $1,306,521
17Grassed Waterway $1,223,260
18Irrigation Water Management $846,334
19Waste Storage Facility $743,445
20Roofs and Covers $690,905
21Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation $613,758
22Nutrient Management $549,850
23Energy Efficient Building Envelope $473,934
24Critical Area Planting $221,461
25Wildlife Habitat Planting $70,361
26Energy Efficient Lighting System $61,920
27Conservation Crop Rotation $35,328
28Field Border $26,985
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022$371,894,245
 Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $95,098,381
 Provisional Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2022 $276,795,864

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

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2022
1Starr County, Texas$13,841,948
2Hale County, Texas$10,037,667
3Lubbock County, Texas$8,656,775
4Nolan County, Texas$6,761,838
5Deaf Smith County, Texas$6,377,515
6Kimble County, Texas$6,223,884
7Colorado County, Texas$5,932,075
8Hockley County, Texas$5,460,216
9Webb County, Texas$5,362,225
10Taylor County, Texas$5,034,438
11Edwards County, Texas$4,791,642
12Castro County, Texas$4,768,777
13Zapata County, Texas$4,638,185
14Schleicher County, Texas$4,617,478
15Hansford County, Texas$4,617,227
16Coke County, Texas$4,568,102
17Martin County, Texas$4,547,196
18Lamb County, Texas$4,526,080
19Terry County, Texas$4,323,397
20Gaines County, Texas$4,100,903
21Wharton County, Texas$4,018,430
22Cass County, Texas$3,883,712
23Sutton County, Texas$3,589,265
24Crockett County, Texas$3,565,743
25Duval County, Texas$3,408,349
26Dawson County, Texas$3,311,115
27Stephens County, Texas$3,212,588
28Tom Green County, Texas$3,211,802
29Floyd County, Texas$3,161,903
30Crosby County, Texas$2,982,206
31Swisher County, Texas$2,944,560
32Presidio County, Texas$2,910,992
33Concho County, Texas$2,904,916
34Lynn County, Texas$2,847,100
35Matagorda County, Texas$2,793,494
36Gillespie County, Texas$2,755,280
37Sterling County, Texas$2,740,744
38Dallam County, Texas$2,713,482
39Hutchinson County, Texas$2,573,243
40Hopkins County, Texas$2,572,659
41San Saba County, Texas$2,555,891
42Moore County, Texas$2,544,389
43Hidalgo County, Texas$2,539,854
44Ellis County, Texas$2,469,907
45Menard County, Texas$2,463,760
46Kerr County, Texas$2,436,292
47McCulloch County, Texas$2,405,219
48Sherman County, Texas$2,247,822
49Runnels County, Texas$2,223,197
50Oldham County, Texas$2,207,998
51Jim Hogg County, Texas$2,207,814
52Lipscomb County, Texas$2,204,574
53Lamar County, Texas$2,201,524
54Yoakum County, Texas$2,195,486
55Pecos County, Texas$2,185,071
56Brewster County, Texas$2,140,877
57Wise County, Texas$2,134,200
58Howard County, Texas$2,123,853
59Mason County, Texas$2,108,028
60Red River County, Texas$2,032,963
61Hamilton County, Texas$2,012,607
62Val Verde County, Texas$1,980,233
63Lampasas County, Texas$1,924,233
64Callahan County, Texas$1,900,522
65Cochran County, Texas$1,887,143
66Frio County, Texas$1,828,860
67Comanche County, Texas$1,827,930
68Ochiltree County, Texas$1,774,921
69Hemphill County, Texas$1,753,221
70Parmer County, Texas$1,710,479
71Live Oak County, Texas$1,707,203
72Young County, Texas$1,657,383
73Reagan County, Texas$1,648,322
74Cherokee County, Texas$1,645,703
75Foard County, Texas$1,644,854
76El Paso County, Texas$1,644,253
77Brown County, Texas$1,638,793
78Collingsworth County, Texas$1,634,798
79Hardeman County, Texas$1,628,688
80Briscoe County, Texas$1,620,017
81Shackelford County, Texas$1,612,445
82Wilbarger County, Texas$1,577,730
83Jim Wells County, Texas$1,573,493
84Motley County, Texas$1,555,356
85Anderson County, Texas$1,551,653
86Uvalde County, Texas$1,538,142
87Nacogdoches County, Texas$1,522,025
88Navarro County, Texas$1,513,427
89Coleman County, Texas$1,471,852
90Dickens County, Texas$1,450,057
91Medina County, Texas$1,443,139
92Terrell County, Texas$1,441,601
93Wichita County, Texas$1,435,737
94Llano County, Texas$1,402,404
95Mitchell County, Texas$1,396,553
96Montague County, Texas$1,394,061
97Scurry County, Texas$1,368,514
98Throckmorton County, Texas$1,367,577
99Hall County, Texas$1,364,875
100Armstrong County, Texas$1,364,810
101Hartley County, Texas$1,356,117
102La Salle County, Texas$1,340,833
103King County, Texas$1,313,471
104Houston County, Texas$1,294,127
105Limestone County, Texas$1,292,562
106Stonewall County, Texas$1,284,555
107Bandera County, Texas$1,284,260
108Childress County, Texas$1,278,102
109Hill County, Texas$1,258,846
110Robertson County, Texas$1,242,215
111Harrison County, Texas$1,229,498
112Kinney County, Texas$1,229,286
113Donley County, Texas$1,226,381
114Fisher County, Texas$1,169,987
115Bee County, Texas$1,141,341
116Blanco County, Texas$1,124,582
117Roberts County, Texas$1,115,836
118Cottle County, Texas$1,110,318
119Kent County, Texas$1,091,017
120Mills County, Texas$1,082,265
121Erath County, Texas$1,061,949
122Borden County, Texas$1,059,217
123Bailey County, Texas$1,006,060
124Archer County, Texas$994,548
125Randall County, Texas$970,473
126McLennan County, Texas$967,810
127Brooks County, Texas$967,119
128Jack County, Texas$966,360
129Clay County, Texas$964,136
130Irion County, Texas$929,093
131Coryell County, Texas$925,874
132Atascosa County, Texas$918,514
133Jones County, Texas$909,872
134Real County, Texas$908,939
135Haskell County, Texas$902,129
136Kleberg County, Texas$886,513
137Hudspeth County, Texas$882,091
138Jeff Davis County, Texas$877,405
139Fannin County, Texas$852,874
140Guadalupe County, Texas$851,414
141Victoria County, Texas$844,961
142Bosque County, Texas$840,721
143Palo Pinto County, Texas$836,124
144Jackson County, Texas$834,637
145Rusk County, Texas$812,022
146Baylor County, Texas$811,933
147Goliad County, Texas$804,368
148Andrews County, Texas$803,720
149Wheeler County, Texas$793,632
150Cameron County, Texas$790,459
151Bell County, Texas$789,897
152Brazoria County, Texas$782,488
153Shelby County, Texas$776,952
154Lavaca County, Texas$774,997
155Karnes County, Texas$766,450
156Caldwell County, Texas$754,142
157Chambers County, Texas$748,242
158Falls County, Texas$743,960
159Kendall County, Texas$742,158
160McMullen County, Texas$736,481
161Angelina County, Texas$715,384
162Reeves County, Texas$697,526
163Nueces County, Texas$694,071
164Wilson County, Texas$687,312
165Cooke County, Texas$686,915
166Milam County, Texas$660,757
167Potter County, Texas$652,313
168Refugio County, Texas$651,242
169Eastland County, Texas$647,263
170Wood County, Texas$637,870
171Marion County, Texas$635,659
172Hays County, Texas$629,116
173Upton County, Texas$619,929
174Glasscock County, Texas$598,438
175Midland County, Texas$593,734
176Smith County, Texas$592,099
177Knox County, Texas$576,426
178Bowie County, Texas$566,606
179Washington County, Texas$565,258
180Liberty County, Texas$549,594
181Bastrop County, Texas$547,624
182Delta County, Texas$539,582
183Gonzales County, Texas$531,227
184Grayson County, Texas$528,587
185Hunt County, Texas$456,568
186Hood County, Texas$452,326
187Freestone County, Texas$449,310
188Maverick County, Texas$442,713
189Burleson County, Texas$433,678
190Henderson County, Texas$424,477
191Williamson County, Texas$420,051
192San Patricio County, Texas$419,449
193Fayette County, Texas$418,418
194Dimmit County, Texas$409,463
195Tyler County, Texas$407,311
196Garza County, Texas$400,869
197Burnet County, Texas$392,547
198Willacy County, Texas$390,070
199Upshur County, Texas$383,522
200Van Zandt County, Texas$342,127
201Travis County, Texas$339,533
202Parker County, Texas$331,427
203Trinity County, Texas$317,205
204Panola County, Texas$311,773
205Polk County, Texas$299,538
206Comal County, Texas$289,463
207Gray County, Texas$288,387
208Carson County, Texas$287,266
209Leon County, Texas$266,667
210Bexar County, Texas$254,363
211DeWitt County, Texas$242,532
212Johnson County, Texas$240,729
213Austin County, Texas$237,069
214Lee County, Texas$235,988
215Jefferson County, Texas$231,679
216Sabine County, Texas$193,194
217Crane County, Texas$186,490
218Franklin County, Texas$183,338
219Fort Bend County, Texas$169,140
220Titus County, Texas$164,731
221Madison County, Texas$154,520
222Brazos County, Texas$153,177
223Somervell County, Texas$150,231
224Grimes County, Texas$149,627
225Denton County, Texas$146,254
226San Augustine County, Texas$142,507
227Culberson County, Texas$136,237
228Collin County, Texas$97,701
229Montgomery County, Texas$92,736
230Waller County, Texas$86,708
231Jasper County, Texas$81,980
232Rains County, Texas$81,677
233Camp County, Texas$75,474
234Zavala County, Texas$65,561
235Walker County, Texas$63,993
236Ector County, Texas$63,425
237Calhoun County, Texas$60,372
238Kaufman County, Texas$57,307
239Ward County, Texas$49,491
240Rockwall County, Texas$12,749
241San Jacinto County, Texas$9,160
242Morris County, Texas$7,332
243Aransas County, Texas$4,629
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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 Texas, 2022

Land in Texas, 2022

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:230,662
Total Acres in Farms:125,471,325
Cropland Acres:27,903,626
Permanent pasture and rangeland:88,472,861
Woodland Acres:6,624,943

Livestock in Texas, 2022

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold709,585,824
Layers inventory 24,478,507
Cattle and calves inventory12,543,300
Hogs and pigs inventory1,188,820
Sheep and lambs inventory612,917

Crops in Texas, 2022


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