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EQIP FY 2008 Livestock Cost-Share Data

This information is based on an analysis of Fiscal Year 2008 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) data that was maintained by the Farm Service Agency (FSA).  The contracts in the FSA database are labeled by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office personnel at the time of contract development, indicating the primary resource concern addressed.  If that resource concern is livestock-related, the type of animal is identified: beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, or other.  The conservation practices in the database were sorted into three categories: 
 

  1. Practices typically associated with confined livestock
  2. Practices typically associated with unconfined livestock uses, and
  3. Practices that could be used with either confined or unconfined livestock operations.

The purpose of the information is to provide NRCS at the State level a tool to assist them, working with State Technical Committees, to assess their use of EQIP funds and implement strategies to allocate their program funds in a manner consistent with National priorities and State and local resource concerns.

 

Livestock Type Total Cost-Share Confined Cost-Share Approved Unconfined Cost-Share Approved Practices Undistinguishable Cost-Share Approved Number of Contracts
Beef $399,675,405 $49,992,658 $83,185,397 $266,497,351 22,066
Dairy $99,310,497 $66,954,679 $4,645,947 $27,709,871 2,614
Poultry $32,182,702 $22,768,923 $486,948 $9,016,830 1,186
Swine $29,755,652 $23,831,199 $192,046 $5,732,408 920
Other* $11,742,091 $1,051,149 $3,025,946 $7,664,996 769
Horses $10,962,666 $1,749,561 $2,577,201 $6,635,905 870
Sheep $8,792,584 $839,971 $2,381,197 $5,571,416 421
Subtotal $592,421,597 $167,098,139 $96,494,681 $328,828,776 28,846
Non-Livestock $353,724,020 $0 $0 $0 19,754
Total $943,407,338 $167,098,139 $96,494,681 $328,828,776 48,116

 

Livestock Type Confined Livestock Cost-Share Approved Unconfined Livestock Cost-Share Approved
Beef 30% 86%
Dairy 39% 5%
Poultry 14% 1%
Swine 14% 0.2%
Other 1% 3%
Horses 1% 3%
Sheep 1% 2%

 

* The designation "Other" is only used when none of the other listed livestock selections apply.

** The designation "non-livestock" is used for all operations that do not raise livestock

 

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