Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) in Virginia

WHIP payments by practice class in Virginia

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

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WHIP payments by practice suite in Virginia

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WHIP payments by contract size in Virginia, 2004-2015

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Most commonly used enhancement practices for WHIP contracts in Virginia

WHIP impacts on resource concerns in Virginia, 2004-2015

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WHIP payments by county in Virginia, 2004-2015

1Roanoke County, Virginia$562,724
2Prince William County, Virginia$300,000
3Northampton County, Virginia$244,446
4Southampton County, Virginia$232,430
5Isle of Wight County, Virginia$186,375
6Augusta County, Virginia$172,893
7Accomack County, Virginia$169,798
8Sussex County, Virginia$154,192
9Greensville County, Virginia$147,440
10Halifax County, Virginia$139,583
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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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