Conservation in Louisiana


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 13,153
Payments: $158,817,942

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 847
Payments: $7,058,102

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 992
Payments: $57,138,755

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 7,493
Payments: $290,606,004



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Louisiana, 2012

Land in Louisiana, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:28,093
Total Acres in Farms:7,900,864
Cropland Acres:4,275,637
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,738,667
Woodland Acres:1,255,635
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:630,925

Livestock in Louisiana, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold151,933,586
Layers inventory 1,910,683
Cattle and calves inventory788,967
Sheep and lambs inventory9,843
Hogs and pigs inventory6,806

Crops in Louisiana, 2012


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