Conservation in Pennsylvania


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 5,104
Payments: $126,169,289

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 466
Payments: $5,596,236

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 821
Payments: $19,797,267

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 11,955
Payments: $331,461,346



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Pennsylvania, 2012

Land in Pennsylvania, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:59,309
Total Acres in Farms:7,704,444
Cropland Acres:4,546,052
Permanent pasture and rangeland:814,210
Woodland Acres:1,804,157
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:540,025

Livestock in Pennsylvania, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold166,691,355
Layers inventory 25,147,630
Cattle and calves inventory1,626,374
Hogs and pigs inventory1,134,957
Sheep and lambs inventory96,648

Crops in Pennsylvania, 2012


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