Conservation in Virginia


USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1998-2015
Contracts: 6,141
Payments: $117,125,696

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 459
Payments: $4,560,313

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 521
Payments: $18,968,717

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1995-2015
Recipients: 8,646
Payments: $127,587,409



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Virginia, 2012

Land in Virginia, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:46,030
Total Acres in Farms:8,302,444
Cropland Acres:2,990,561
Permanent pasture and rangeland:2,435,064
Woodland Acres:2,465,061
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:411,758

Livestock in Virginia, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold237,669,378
Layers inventory 2,897,238
Cattle and calves inventory1,631,882
Hogs and pigs inventory239,899
Sheep and lambs inventory84,983

Crops in Virginia, 2012


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