Conservation in Colorado


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 12,412
Payments: $286,197,894

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 278
Payments: $4,396,000

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 987
Payments: $73,107,602

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 16,778
Payments: $1,462,872,613



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Colorado, 2012

Land in Colorado, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:36,180
Total Acres in Farms:31,886,676
Cropland Acres:10,649,747
Permanent pasture and rangeland:19,223,470
Woodland Acres:1,355,119
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:658,340

Livestock in Colorado, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 4,195,691
Cattle and calves inventory2,630,082
Hogs and pigs inventory727,301
Sheep and lambs inventory401,376
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold37,956

Crops in Colorado, 2012


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