Conservation in Tennessee


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 12,656
Payments: $135,724,260

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2005-2015
Contracts: 693
Payments: $5,358,000

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 710
Payments: $11,936,537

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 16,989
Payments: $317,030,866



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Tennessee, 2012

Land in Tennessee, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:68,050
Total Acres in Farms:10,867,812
Cropland Acres:5,329,692
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,915,268
Woodland Acres:2,303,156
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:319,696

Livestock in Tennessee, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold165,803,445
Cattle and calves inventory1,856,316
Layers inventory 1,675,399
Hogs and pigs inventory147,795
Sheep and lambs inventory43,836

Crops in Tennessee, 2012


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