Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Maryland

WHIP payments by practice class in Maryland

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

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WHIP payments by practice suite in Maryland

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WHIP payments by contract size in Maryland, 2004-2015

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for WHIP contracts in Maryland

WHIP impacts on resource concerns in Maryland, 2004-2015

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WHIP payments by county in Maryland, 2004-2015

1Allegany County, Maryland$550,406
2Baltimore County, Maryland$388,934
3Kent County, Maryland$352,535
4Talbot County, Maryland$292,874
5Queen Anne's County, Maryland$187,882
6Dorchester County, Maryland$183,082
7Cecil County, Maryland$162,815
8Frederick County, Maryland$140,813
9Carroll County, Maryland$84,141
10Somerset County, Maryland$78,259
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Maryland, 2012

Land in Maryland, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:12,256
Total Acres in Farms:2,030,745
Cropland Acres:1,396,144
Permanent pasture and rangeland:161,243
Woodland Acres:348,482
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:124,876

Livestock in Maryland, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold304,729,435
Layers inventory 2,364,942
Cattle and calves inventory194,524
Hogs and pigs inventory19,869
Sheep and lambs inventory19,265

Crops in Maryland, 2012


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