Conservation in Maine


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 5,319
Payments: $94,883,731

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 398
Payments: $8,732,122

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 132
Payments: $2,290,057

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 1,450
Payments: $24,821,240



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maine, 2012

Land in Maine, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:8,173
Total Acres in Farms:1,454,104
Cropland Acres:477,343
Permanent pasture and rangeland:81,707
Woodland Acres:773,652
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:121,402

Livestock in Maine, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 3,531,186
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold138,857
Cattle and calves inventory86,256
Sheep and lambs inventory11,925
Hogs and pigs inventory8,923

Crops in Maine, 2012


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