Conservation in Alabama


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 13,672
Payments: $126,424,872

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 1,676
Payments: $15,951,646

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 631
Payments: $19,057,286

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 17,798
Payments: $423,987,553



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Alabama, 2012

Land in Alabama, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:43,223
Total Acres in Farms:8,902,654
Cropland Acres:2,758,521
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,269,315
Woodland Acres:3,333,046
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:541,772

Livestock in Alabama, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold1,001,776,907
Layers inventory 9,435,605
Cattle and calves inventory1,236,467
Hogs and pigs inventory142,555
Sheep and lambs inventory21,114

Crops in Alabama, 2012


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