Conservation in West Virginia

West Virginia

USDA Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

Time Frame: 1997-2015
Contracts: 4,407
Payments: $64,319,176

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

Time Frame: 2004-2015
Contracts: 618
Payments: $5,001,239

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

Time Frame: 2011-2014
Contracts: 745
Payments: $5,612,766

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

Time Frame: 1996-2015
Recipients: 556
Payments: $11,853,877



USDA Census of Agriculture Data for West Virginia, 2012

Land in West Virginia, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:21,489
Total Acres in Farms:3,606,674
Cropland Acres:804,006
Permanent pasture and rangeland:1,138,037
Woodland Acres:1,465,010
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:199,621

Livestock in West Virginia, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold93,749,081
Layers inventory 1,113,238
Cattle and calves inventory414,908
Sheep and lambs inventory31,630
Hogs and pigs inventory5,873

Crops in West Virginia, 2012


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