Conservation in Iowa


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 18,104
Payments: $235,363,687

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 678
Payments: $4,762,139

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 3,024
Payments: $125,164,125

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 109,506
Payments: $3,997,841,126



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Iowa, 2012

Land in Iowa, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:88,637
Total Acres in Farms:30,622,731
Cropland Acres:26,256,347
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,906,410
Woodland Acres:1,165,549
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,294,425

Livestock in Iowa, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 52,218,870
Hogs and pigs inventory20,455,666
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold10,572,270
Cattle and calves inventory3,893,683
Sheep and lambs inventory165,815

Crops in Iowa, 2012


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