Conservation in the United States

The United States

USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 479,671
Payments: $7,956,149,352

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 25,318
Payments: $319,442,546

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 43,666
Payments: $2,176,535,388

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 963,989
Payments: $34,946,643,858



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for the United States, 2012

Land in the United States, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:2,109,303
Total Acres in Farms:914,527,657
Cropland Acres:389,690,414
Permanent pasture and rangeland:415,309,280
Woodland Acres:77,012,907
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:32,515,057

Livestock in the United States, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold8,463,194,794
Layers inventory 350,715,978
Cattle and calves inventory89,994,614
Hogs and pigs inventory66,026,785
Sheep and lambs inventory5,364,844

Crops in the United States, 2012


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