Conservation in Maryland


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 5,191
Payments: $64,089,559

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 401
Payments: $2,713,268

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 95
Payments: $3,634,698

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 5,267
Payments: $180,830,331



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maryland, 2012

Land in Maryland, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:12,256
Total Acres in Farms:2,030,745
Cropland Acres:1,396,144
Permanent pasture and rangeland:161,243
Woodland Acres:348,482
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:124,876

Livestock in Maryland, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold304,729,435
Layers inventory 2,364,942
Cattle and calves inventory194,524
Hogs and pigs inventory19,869
Sheep and lambs inventory19,265

Crops in Maryland, 2012


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