Conservation in Minnesota


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 15,712
Payments: $237,607,287

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 904
Payments: $3,799,396

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 3,602
Payments: $172,487,569

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 69,934
Payments: $2,074,580,226



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Minnesota, 2012

Land in Minnesota, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:74,542
Total Acres in Farms:26,035,838
Cropland Acres:21,597,136
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,271,242
Woodland Acres:1,641,521
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,525,939

Livestock in Minnesota, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold45,037,969
Layers inventory 9,693,648
Hogs and pigs inventory7,606,785
Cattle and calves inventory2,412,684
Sheep and lambs inventory126,506

Crops in Minnesota, 2012


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