EQIP in Vermont


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Vermont

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Vermont

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Vermont

1Waste Storage Facility$8,317,692
2Cover Crop $5,159,404
3Forage and Biomass Planting $2,577,151
4High Tunnel System$2,124,532
5Heavy Use Area Protection$1,565,347
6Brush Management$1,450,565
8Waste Transfer$1,202,487
9Nutrient Management $866,139
10Pond Sealing or Lining - Concrete$780,426
11Obstruction Removal$761,208
12Forest Management Plan$728,105
13Pumping Plant$696,586
14Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $677,192
15Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$582,327
16Access Road$485,406
17Nutrient Management Plan - Written$485,148
18Water Well$475,157
19Trails and Walkways$471,268
20Roofs and Covers$378,034
21Prescribed Grazing $374,982
22Forest Stand Improvement$367,560
23Livestock Pipeline$331,451
24Conservation Crop Rotation $313,194
25Underground Outlet$278,448
26Equitable Relief Payment$241,119
27Lined Waterway or Outlet$216,442
28Pond Sealing or Lining- Flexible Membrane$205,124
29Forest Trails and Landings$192,263
30Subsurface Drain$169,675
31Waste Facility Closure$146,444
32Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $131,359
33Stream Crossing$122,683
34Waste Recycling$103,302
35Aquatic Organism Passage$100,417
36Watering Facility$65,011
37Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan$59,277
38Roof Runoff Structure$46,344
39Streambank and Shoreline Protection$40,659
40Grade Stabilization Structure$40,479
41Spring Development$37,658
42Animal Mortality Facility$34,909
43Conservation Cover $33,355
44Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$32,835
45Mulching $32,611
46TA Design$31,918
47Critical Area Planting$31,810
48Waste Treatment$31,164
49Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$30,018
50Stream Habitat Improvement and Management$28,327
51Structure for Water Control$24,142
53Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $23,078
54Irrigation System- Microirrigation$19,544
55Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$14,954
56Tree & Shrub Establishment $14,364
57Herbaceous Weed Treatment$11,938
58Edge-of-Field Water Quality Monitoring-Data Collection and Evaluation$11,708
59Field Border $11,274
60Composting Facility$10,032
61Agricultural Secondary Containment Facility$9,625
62Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan - Written$7,644
63On-Farm Secondary Containment Facility$7,153
64Grassed Waterway $5,876
65Pest Management Conservation System$5,750
66Irrigation Water Conveyance - High Pressure Underground Plastic$4,770
67Riparian Forest Buffer $3,544
68TA Check-Out$3,433
69TA Application$3,430
70Stormwater Runoff Control$2,828
71Agricultural Energy Management Plan-Headquarters (AgEMP)$2,418
72Sprinkler System$1,260
73Prescribed Burning Plan - Written$730
74Tree/Shrub Pruning$585
75Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $450
76Irrigation Pipeline$434
77Energy Efficient Lighting System$367
78Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$271
79Irrigation Water Management $221
80Row Arrangement$32
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 Total Payments, 2017-202035,160,612
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $5,159,404
2Forage and Biomass Planting $2,577,151
3Nutrient Management $866,139
4Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $677,192
5Prescribed Grazing $374,982
6Conservation Crop Rotation $313,194
7Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $131,359
8Conservation Cover $33,355
9Mulching $32,611
10Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $23,078
11Tree & Shrub Establishment $14,364
12Field Border $11,274
13Grassed Waterway $5,876
14Riparian Forest Buffer $3,544
15Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $450
16Irrigation Water Management $221
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$10,224,192
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Franklin County, Vermont$5,123,964
2Addison County, Vermont$3,795,308
3Orleans County, Vermont$3,202,112
4Caledonia County, Vermont$2,379,862
5Rutland County, Vermont$939,179
6Windsor County, Vermont$677,419
7Windham County, Vermont$577,948
8Orange County, Vermont$538,695
9Washington County, Vermont$443,577
10Chittenden County, Vermont$424,897
11Grand Isle County, Vermont$107,132
12Lamoille County, Vermont$68,947
13Bennington County, Vermont$64,958
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Vermont, 2017

Land in Vermont, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:6,808
Total Acres in Farms:1,193,437
Cropland Acres:479,680
Permanent pasture and rangeland:112,348
Woodland Acres:527,520

Livestock in Vermont, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold345,831
Cattle and calves inventory254,796
Layers inventory 173,241
Sheep and lambs inventory17,367
Hogs and pigs inventory4,736

Crops in Vermont, 2017


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