Conservation in Mississippi


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 26,281
Payments: $221,819,472

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 1,852
Payments: $9,430,873

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 714
Payments: $61,237,865

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 31,534
Payments: $831,645,621



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Mississippi, 2012

Land in Mississippi, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:38,076
Total Acres in Farms:10,931,080
Cropland Acres:5,075,579
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,751,532
Woodland Acres:3,469,315
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:634,654

Livestock in Mississippi, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold761,180,486
Layers inventory 5,593,802
Cattle and calves inventory921,508
Hogs and pigs inventory401,898
Sheep and lambs inventory12,984

Crops in Mississippi, 2012


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