Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Maine

WHIP payments by practice class in Maine

  • Farm, Ranch & Land Management
  • Structures, Equipment & Facilities
  • Contracts

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WHIP payments by practice suite in Maine

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WHIP payments by contract size in Maine, 2004-2015

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for WHIP contracts in Maine

WHIP impacts on resource concerns in Maine, 2004-2015

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WHIP payments by county in Maine, 2004-2015

1Washington County, Maine$2,692,569
2Somerset County, Maine$1,245,381
3Cumberland County, Maine$677,590
4Aroostook County, Maine$664,347
5Franklin County, Maine$522,099
6Oxford County, Maine$505,840
7Penobscot County, Maine$394,910
8Androscoggin County, Maine$366,095
9Kennebec County, Maine$310,083
10Hancock County, Maine$268,701
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maine, 2012

Land in Maine, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:8,173
Total Acres in Farms:1,454,104
Cropland Acres:477,343
Permanent pasture and rangeland:81,707
Woodland Acres:773,652
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:121,402

Livestock in Maine, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 3,531,186
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold138,857
Cattle and calves inventory86,256
Sheep and lambs inventory11,925
Hogs and pigs inventory8,923

Crops in Maine, 2012


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