Conservation in North Carolina

North Carolina

USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 11,752
Payments: $167,650,687

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2005-2015
Contracts: 402
Payments: $3,921,796

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 431
Payments: $8,366,989

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 14,275
Payments: $152,750,578



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for North Carolina, 2012

Land in North Carolina, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:50,218
Total Acres in Farms:8,414,756
Cropland Acres:4,745,014
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,051,041
Woodland Acres:2,145,710
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:472,991

Livestock in North Carolina, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold801,883,037
Layers inventory 13,091,384
Hogs and pigs inventory8,901,434
Cattle and calves inventory829,717
Sheep and lambs inventory29,224

Crops in North Carolina, 2012


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