Conservation in Texas


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 55,291
Payments: $721,853,594

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 942
Payments: $23,544,205

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 1,702
Payments: $85,443,977

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 46,297
Payments: $2,785,927,095



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Texas, 2012

Land in Texas, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:248,809
Total Acres in Farms:130,153,438
Cropland Acres:29,147,537
Permanent pasture and rangeland:90,287,767
Woodland Acres:7,951,154
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:2,766,980

Livestock in Texas, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold600,353,797
Layers inventory 20,902,244
Cattle and calves inventory11,159,747
Hogs and pigs inventory800,893
Sheep and lambs inventory623,000

Crops in Texas, 2012


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