Conservation in Massachusetts


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 1,827
Payments: $36,690,923

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2005-2015
Contracts: 353
Payments: $8,098,448

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 16
Payments: $255,202

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1996-2015
Recipients: 21
Payments: $127,725



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Massachusetts, 2012

Land in Massachusetts, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,755
Total Acres in Farms:523,517
Cropland Acres:160,789
Permanent pasture and rangeland:62,234
Woodland Acres:209,111
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:91,383

Livestock in Massachusetts, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 153,925
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold80,913
Cattle and calves inventory35,703
Sheep and lambs inventory12,504
Hogs and pigs inventory11,151

Crops in Massachusetts, 2012


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