Conservation in South Dakota

South Dakota

USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 6,209
Payments: $154,861,872

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2005-2015
Contracts: 486
Payments: $7,683,963

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 1,500
Payments: $119,855,831

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 32,281
Payments: $1,365,302,344



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for South Dakota, 2012

Land in South Dakota, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:31,989
Total Acres in Farms:43,257,079
Cropland Acres:19,147,320
Permanent pasture and rangeland:22,545,069
Woodland Acres:294,445
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:1,270,245

Livestock in South Dakota, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Cattle and calves inventory3,893,251
Layers inventory 2,450,780
Hogs and pigs inventory1,191,162
Sheep and lambs inventory257,676
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold144,015

Crops in South Dakota, 2012


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