Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Massachusetts

WHIP payments by practice class in Massachusetts

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

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WHIP payments by practice suite in Massachusetts

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WHIP payments by contract size in Massachusetts, 2005-2015

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for WHIP contracts in Massachusetts


WHIP impacts on resource concerns in Massachusetts, 2005-2015

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WHIP payments by county in Massachusetts, 2005-2015

RankCountyPayments
1Berkshire County, Massachusetts$1,958,919
2Franklin County, Massachusetts$1,254,648
3Hampshire County, Massachusetts$1,047,879
4Worcester County, Massachusetts$1,020,819
5Barnstable County, Massachusetts$928,975
6Hampden County, Massachusetts$400,396
7Bristol County, Massachusetts$393,036
8Middlesex County, Massachusetts$260,011
9Essex County, Massachusetts$237,032
10Nantucket County, Massachusetts$225,641
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USDA Census of Agriculture Data for Massachusetts, 2012

Land in Massachusetts, 2012

Land typeAcres
Number of Farms:7,755
Total Acres in Farms:523,517
Cropland Acres:160,789
Permanent pasture and rangeland:62,234
Woodland Acres:209,111
Farmsteads, homes, buildings, facilities, ponds, roads, wasteland, etc. Acres:91,383

Livestock in Massachusetts, 2012

LivestockNumber of Animals
Layers inventory 153,925
Broilers and other meat-type chickens sold80,913
Cattle and calves inventory35,703
Sheep and lambs inventory12,504
Hogs and pigs inventory11,151

Crops in Massachusetts, 2012

 

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