Conservation in Vermont


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 2,769
Payments: $52,425,251

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 664
Payments: $4,777,355

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 11
Payments: $146,224

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 404
Payments: $7,915,715



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Vermont, 2012

Land in Vermont, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,338
Total Acres in Farms:1,251,713
Cropland Acres:488,327
Permanent pasture and rangeland:139,976
Woodland Acres:536,075
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:87,335

Livestock in Vermont, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold301,653
Cattle and calves inventory274,251
Layers inventory 212,397
Sheep and lambs inventory18,803
Hogs and pigs inventory3,874

Crops in Vermont, 2012


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