EQIP in Virginia


Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Virginia

EQIP payments by fiscal year in Virginia

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2020

Practices on EQIP acres, 2017-2020, Virginia

1Roofs and Covers$7,463,321
3Cover Crop $7,115,767
4Nutrient Management $4,896,432
5Heavy Use Area Protection$4,773,639
6Waste Storage Facility$4,284,184
7Livestock Pipeline$3,750,967
8Watering Facility$3,411,719
9High Tunnel System$3,057,708
10Forage and Biomass Planting $2,918,251
11Conservation Crop Rotation $2,408,064
12Water Well$2,180,401
13Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $2,036,568
14Trails and Walkways$1,954,041
15Stream Crossing$1,184,809
16Prescribed Grazing $978,850
17Herbaceous Weed Treatment$906,015
18Pumping Plant$846,536
19Brush Management$809,608
20Animal Mortality Facility$683,043
21Forest Stand Improvement$623,032
22Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $594,420
23Grade Stabilization Structure$528,074
24Conservation Cover $487,043
25Tree & Shrub Establishment $434,986
26Forest Management Plan$419,510
27Roof Runoff Structure$358,682
28Underground Outlet$335,205
29Access Road$333,439
30Tree/Shrub Site Preparation$328,901
31Prescribed Burning$324,969
32Early Successional Habitat Development-Mgt$262,729
33Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste$245,636
34Riparian Forest Buffer $236,039
35Restoration of Rare or Declining Natural Communities$224,464
37Energy Efficient Agricultural Operation$151,559
38Access Control$121,120
39Critical Area Planting$119,374
40Bivalve Aquaculture Gear and Biofouling Control$108,844
41Waste Transfer$106,815
42Controlled Traffic Farming$99,730
43Agricultural Energy Management Plan - Written$84,244
44Aquatic Organism Passage$76,814
45Lined Waterway or Outlet$45,281
46Nutrient Management Plan - Written$45,242
47Seasonal High Tunnel for Crops$44,021
48Dike or Levee$40,772
49Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment$38,336
50Streambank and Shoreline Protection$29,999
51Conservation Plan Supporting Organic Transition$29,953
52Grassed Waterway $29,640
53Mulching $25,872
54Irrigation Pipeline$24,499
55Composting Facility$20,862
56Irrigation System- Microirrigation$19,602
57Equitable Relief Payment$17,798
58Spring Development$16,031
59Field Border $12,030
61Silvopasture $8,726
62Riparian Herbaceous Cover $6,976
63Hedgerow Planting $6,613
64Structure for Water Control$6,565
65Irrigation Water Management Plan - Written$5,754
66Wetland Creation$4,339
67Fish and Wildlife Habitat Plan - Written$3,201
68Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $2,586
69Erroneous Underpayment$2,515
70Structures for Wildlife$1,938
71Sinkhole Treatment$1,897
72Irrigation Water Management $1,000
73Subsurface Drain$995
74Pest Management Conservation System$769
75Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $567
76Filter Strip $333
77Shallow Water Development and Management$317
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 Total Payments, 2017-202070,400,312
NRCS climate smart practice.

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

1Cover Crop $7,115,767
2Nutrient Management $4,896,432
3Forage and Biomass Planting $2,918,251
4Conservation Crop Rotation $2,408,064
5Res. & Tillage Mgt- Mulch-till $2,036,568
6Prescribed Grazing $978,850
7Residue & Tillage Management-No Till/Strip Till (Ac.) $594,420
8Conservation Cover $487,043
9Tree & Shrub Establishment $434,986
10Riparian Forest Buffer $236,039
11Grassed Waterway $29,640
12Mulching $25,872
13Field Border $12,030
14Silvopasture $8,726
15Riparian Herbaceous Cover $6,976
16Hedgerow Planting $6,613
17Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment $2,586
18Irrigation Water Management $1,000
19Upland Wildlife Habitat Management $567
20Filter Strip $333
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 Total Climate Smart EQIP payments, 2017-2020$22,200,763
NRCS climate smart practice.

EQIP payments by county, 2017-2021

RankStateEQIP Payments, 2017-2020
1Rockingham County, Virginia$3,820,534
2Tazewell County, Virginia$3,616,353
3Southampton County, Virginia$2,098,600
4Accomack County, Virginia$2,064,712
5Wythe County, Virginia$2,051,718
6Lee County, Virginia$2,025,084
7Sussex County, Virginia$1,556,870
8Essex County, Virginia$1,486,625
9Scott County, Virginia$1,269,565
10Bedford County, Virginia$1,191,224
11Louisa County, Virginia$1,110,044
12Washington County, Virginia$1,086,474
13Smyth County, Virginia$1,042,722
14Augusta County, Virginia$937,003
15Franklin County, Virginia$802,113
16King and Queen County, Virginia$749,219
17Campbell County, Virginia$599,055
18Bland County, Virginia$593,079
19Isle of Wight County, Virginia$586,839
20Spotsylvania County, Virginia$521,798
21Greensville County, Virginia$462,877
22Hanover County, Virginia$415,012
23Carroll County, Virginia$413,840
24Suffolk City, Virginia$391,037
25Caroline County, Virginia$389,648
26Albemarle County, Virginia$355,845
27Charlotte County, Virginia$325,090
28Pittsylvania County, Virginia$298,304
29Westmoreland County, Virginia$296,639
30Russell County, Virginia$296,074
31Northumberland County, Virginia$288,908
32Nelson County, Virginia$271,951
33Surry County, Virginia$258,732
34Botetourt County, Virginia$254,329
35Floyd County, Virginia$250,040
36Bath County, Virginia$244,063
37Brunswick County, Virginia$224,123
38King George County, Virginia$213,096
39Richmond County, Virginia$206,332
40Rockbridge County, Virginia$183,226
41Page County, Virginia$175,813
42Patrick County, Virginia$170,100
43Virginia Beach City, Virginia$168,780
44Fauquier County, Virginia$164,301
45Mecklenburg County, Virginia$133,054
46Dinwiddie County, Virginia$121,010
47Halifax County, Virginia$120,658
48Pulaski County, Virginia$110,346
49Frederick County, Virginia$104,153
50Fluvanna County, Virginia$98,589
51Grayson County, Virginia$98,534
52Craig County, Virginia$95,453
53Orange County, Virginia$94,500
54Lancaster County, Virginia$80,961
55Mathews County, Virginia$80,000
56Middlesex County, Virginia$75,679
57Buckingham County, Virginia$74,691
58King William County, Virginia$73,744
59Amelia County, Virginia$65,873
60Gloucester County, Virginia$60,189
61Stafford County, Virginia$58,411
62Chesapeake City, Virginia$58,159
63Montgomery County, Virginia$57,728
64Amherst County, Virginia$53,159
65Culpeper County, Virginia$50,247
66Highland County, Virginia$40,657
67Lunenburg County, Virginia$39,747
68Shenandoah County, Virginia$38,113
69Madison County, Virginia$36,059
70Rappahannock County, Virginia$33,111
71Alleghany County, Virginia$29,060
72Appomattox County, Virginia$23,880
73Greene County, Virginia$11,858
74Clarke County, Virginia$7,614
75Wise County, Virginia$4,061
76Dickenson County, Virginia$2,144
77Henry County, Virginia$651
78Warren County, Virginia$58
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Virginia, 2017

Land in Virginia, 2017

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:43,225
Total Acres in Farms:7,797,979
Cropland Acres:3,084,067
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,063,507
Woodland Acres:2,212,540

Livestock in Virginia, 2017

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold261,649,137
Layers inventory 2,447,718
Cattle and calves inventory1,482,888
Hogs and pigs inventory249,231
Sheep and lambs inventory82,661

Crops in Virginia, 2017


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