Conservation in California


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 18,970
Payments: $602,073,006

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2005-2015
Contracts: 301
Payments: $12,207,286

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 424
Payments: $25,169,604

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 1,251
Payments: $100,711,805



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for California, 2012

Land in California, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:77,857
Total Acres in Farms:25,569,001
Cropland Acres:9,591,783
Permanent pasture and rangeland:13,036,448
Woodland Acres:1,575,520
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,365,250

Livestock in California, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold273,277,272
Layers inventory 19,000,779
Cattle and calves inventory5,370,531
Sheep and lambs inventory668,517
Hogs and pigs inventory111,893

Crops in California, 2012


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