Conservation in Illinois


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 11,331
Payments: $126,580,605

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 222
Payments: $2,410,792

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 1,306
Payments: $56,606,262

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 89,668
Payments: $2,092,725,546



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Illinois, 2012

Land in Illinois, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:75,087
Total Acres in Farms:26,937,721
Cropland Acres:23,752,778
Permanent pasture and rangeland:873,778
Woodland Acres:1,449,212
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:861,953

Livestock in Illinois, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Hogs and pigs inventory4,630,796
Layers inventory 4,327,311
Cattle and calves inventory1,127,630
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold302,571
Sheep and lambs inventory54,675

Crops in Illinois, 2012


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