Conservation in Montana


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 8,406
Payments: $213,482,554

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 160
Payments: $3,378,601

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 1,044
Payments: $98,791,740

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 16,984
Payments: $2,026,296,424



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Montana, 2012

Land in Montana, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:28,008
Total Acres in Farms:59,758,917
Cropland Acres:17,022,177
Permanent pasture and rangeland:39,293,812
Woodland Acres:2,609,922
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:833,006

Livestock in Montana, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory2,633,740
Layers inventory 464,802
Sheep and lambs inventory236,646
Hogs and pigs inventory173,953
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold166,380

Crops in Montana, 2012


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