NRCS Conservation Programs

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers through contracts up to a maximum term of ten years in length. These contracts provide assistance to help plan and implement conservation practices that address natural resource concerns to improve and conserve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related resources on agricultural land and non-industrial private forestland. EQIP also helps producers meet Federal, State, Tribal and local environmental regulations.

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Financial Information: Total Obligations | Technical Assistance | Financial Assistance | Reimbursable
Contracts: Contract Data |Maps
Conservation Practice Implementation Reports: by State | by State and Conservation Practices related to:
Cropland Soil Quality | Fish and Wildlife Habitat | Forest Land Conservation | Grazing Land Conservation | Irrigation Efficiency | Water Quality| Wetlands
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Financial Information

The Financial Information section presents data from the USDA Office of the Chief Financial Officer's Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) system and its predecessor, the Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS). The Financial Information presented here is Total Obligations which the Government Accountability Office defines as binding agreements (orders placed, contracts awarded, services rendered, etc.) that will result in outlays, immediately or in the future. Before obligations can be incurred, budgetary resources must be made available by Congress. The obligations displayed for each year are the total obligations reported as of the end of each fiscal year. Subsequent adjustments after the close of the fiscal year are not included.

There are three categories of Total Obligations presented below:

  • Technical Assistance (TA) Obligations refer to the scientific expertise, natural resource data, tools, and technology that USDA NRCS personnel provide to help producers, landowners, and communities develop conservation plans and implement conservation practices to solve natural resource problems at the field, operation, or larger landscape scales. NRCS is the lead agency for providing technical assistance for USDA.
  • Financial Assistance (FA) Obligations refer to the commitment of funds to contracts for payments that will be made to program participants for implementing conservation practices, which can provide both on-site and off-site conservation benefits.
  • Reimbursable funds can be used to provide Technical or Financial Assistance, but are received from sources other than NRCS. They can also be transfers from or agreements with other Federal agencies.

Total Obligations, by Fiscal Year and Type
EQIP Total Obligations, by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Alabama $16,311.4
$16,659.1
$20,085.9
$19,084.3
$19,959.6
$20,515.8
$18,032.7
$23,185.7
$30,553.6
Alaska $6,152.9
$10,376.5
$10,127.0
$10,980.7
$4,844.3
$10,305.2
$7,960.9
$8,405.9
$11,215.1
Arizona $22,516.2
$23,976.8
$22,730.0
$22,173.5
$14,316.5
$12,082.4
$13,286.4
$14,898.5
$27,805.8
Arkansas $19,002.2
$24,512.4
$34,806.6
$57,778.8
$72,128.1
$55,113.1
$53,978.3
$56,009.0
$61,883.4
California $69,871.2
$91,860.1
$90,102.6
$116,559.8
$96,880.0
$114,702.2
$123,665.0
$109,010.3
$104,777.1
Caribbean $6,263.3
$7,116.8
$6,432.0
$7,487.1
$6,154.4
$6,281.6
$7,249.3
$7,628.7
$7,395.1
Colorado $33,800.3
$38,011.1
$35,161.8
$45,220.1
$42,220.9
$37,166.5
$37,197.9
$41,155.1
$43,460.6
Connecticut $6,816.2
$8,462.8
$7,790.4
$7,523.9
$6,122.8
$6,887.5
$6,423.5
$6,099.3
$6,126.7
Delaware $7,077.8
$7,729.0
$6,667.1
$6,608.9
$7,086.7
$7,680.0
$7,702.0
$9,861.8
$10,382.3
Florida $22,602.0
$23,836.8
$24,230.1
$28,332.6
$16,297.8
$18,674.3
$17,844.5
$19,713.7
$22,803.9
Georgia $19,488.9
$21,609.2
$19,776.0
$33,133.3
$34,898.7
$29,493.1
$29,697.4
$33,170.3
$46,416.0
Hawaii/Pacific $9,570.6
$9,494.7
$9,444.1
$12,093.4
$9,789.0
$9,087.3
$9,725.6
$10,843.2
$10,679.0
Idaho $14,832.7
$16,428.7
$18,059.3
$21,454.8
$22,800.7
$16,035.4
$18,252.8
$28,167.9
$20,343.4
Illinois $15,709.5
$15,572.5
$16,388.6
$18,785.4
$17,387.4
$15,840.3
$15,598.6
$17,551.6
$19,033.6
Indiana $15,188.5
$16,460.6
$24,745.1
$21,831.2
$32,965.3
$19,899.8
$28,298.1
$31,803.0
$30,523.0
Iowa $27,210.9
$27,785.2
$33,629.8
$33,767.2
$35,466.0
$31,120.4
$24,439.1
$24,944.1
$32,722.2
Kansas $25,937.3
$29,852.2
$30,648.2
$32,458.1
$42,924.2
$24,991.2
$27,068.3
$30,835.7
$44,876.8
Kentucky $13,535.1
$13,792.0
$15,611.6
$18,013.3
$17,812.1
$16,773.2
$14,853.5
$20,472.9
$22,291.3
Louisiana $19,695.7
$28,438.4
$21,283.1
$29,036.5
$25,165.2
$21,787.7
$23,104.9
$28,565.9
$33,937.3
Maine $11,333.7
$13,235.6
$14,227.9
$18,126.1
$14,262.5
$13,374.8
$14,109.3
$15,053.6
$16,345.0
Maryland $9,256.6
$8,913.7
$9,452.2
$10,612.9
$9,038.5
$13,581.0
$10,291.8
$15,100.7
$15,711.3
Massachusetts $6,983.2
$8,804.1
$8,530.8
$8,212.3
$3,883.7
$4,328.0
$4,623.9
$5,619.2
$6,021.3
Michigan $20,013.7
$25,190.9
$25,895.8
$28,176.0
$24,208.0
$24,891.8
$20,143.3
$24,105.0
$27,236.0
Minnesota $34,845.6
$36,551.9
$33,409.3
$29,965.9
$32,932.0
$25,491.6
$24,037.5
$29,402.7
$29,434.4
Mississippi $15,723.3
$23,438.8
$33,707.1
$32,975.5
$42,674.1
$35,969.0
$43,766.4
$49,580.4
$53,988.4
Missouri $24,163.3
$33,919.1
$37,001.7
$38,880.3
$42,454.8
$29,992.3
$34,886.0
$37,925.2
$39,404.6
Montana $28,471.0
$28,791.0
$26,261.9
$25,831.2
$21,083.4
$20,206.0
$19,671.4
$25,688.7
$28,124.1
Nebraska $28,217.4
$30,626.1
$30,252.0
$33,110.2
$37,736.5
$33,677.0
$28,697.9
$30,782.7
$35,962.0
Nevada $8,065.9
$9,972.3
$10,264.4
$13,559.7
$9,634.8
$11,332.0
$9,860.9
$9,573.4
$10,043.0
New Hampshire $6,545.7
$6,637.2
$5,180.8
$7,492.6
$5,640.5
$6,506.0
$6,417.9
$6,703.1
$5,739.1
New Jersey $6,481.5
$6,893.7
$6,806.5
$6,797.0
$5,780.7
$7,030.0
$6,243.1
$7,271.6
$7,298.6
New Mexico $24,321.1
$25,978.6
$28,641.6
$28,454.7
$30,764.1
$26,556.1
$27,220.4
$33,500.1
$30,201.0
New York $17,749.0
$19,260.2
$18,499.3
$14,716.3
$14,657.8
$19,922.7
$15,472.1
$19,671.3
$17,486.9
North Carolina $17,974.4
$17,538.5
$21,329.4
$26,705.6
$26,676.8
$22,161.5
$23,656.1
$26,199.8
$28,002.7
North Dakota $25,728.7
$21,538.1
$23,082.9
$21,390.7
$23,224.1
$25,084.3
$18,666.6
$24,534.9
$23,134.9
Ohio $19,452.4
$25,337.8
$22,298.4
$25,926.6
$23,524.8
$24,582.3
$19,700.3
$33,637.8
$32,687.4
Oklahoma $27,753.3
$29,209.0
$30,124.4
$33,386.9
$25,572.6
$26,862.9
$25,166.6
$29,082.7
$31,291.8
Oregon $15,280.0
$17,353.6
$20,183.6
$19,301.7
$17,882.0
$23,891.0
$21,280.8
$26,819.3
$26,002.8
Pennsylvania $16,532.4
$17,241.9
$19,511.3
$25,009.1
$28,866.9
$29,578.7
$27,755.4
$31,351.6
$33,915.0
Rhode Island $4,765.7
$4,888.0
$4,335.4
$4,263.9
$3,623.5
$3,352.0
$3,457.0
$3,971.9
$4,021.6
South Carolina $10,054.4
$9,295.9
$11,499.4
$14,161.2
$19,936.2
$16,613.3
$16,789.9
$24,536.8
$35,806.6
South Dakota $19,059.2
$19,627.2
$21,137.9
$23,059.8
$18,449.2
$21,869.8
$16,095.4
$20,966.5
$20,960.6
Tennessee $14,911.7
$14,616.9
$15,076.7
$25,250.4
$30,072.2
$25,467.8
$26,871.6
$35,532.2
$43,637.7
Texas $83,072.6
$96,593.9
$106,201.6
$103,278.0
$118,841.8
$105,894.6
$95,354.6
$108,653.1
$157,743.1
Utah $22,033.6
$21,452.8
$22,258.2
$25,287.2
$24,367.0
$26,515.4
$22,780.7
$25,491.3
$28,082.8
Vermont $9,382.8
$11,191.2
$12,922.0
$9,053.2
$10,492.0
$11,679.4
$11,664.0
$15,252.2
$20,619.2
Virginia $13,494.1
$14,729.2
$15,386.3
$16,394.4
$22,222.3
$24,732.3
$19,830.2
$29,033.3
$36,092.6
Washington $17,957.6
$20,631.2
$17,729.6
$21,669.5
$17,837.3
$17,254.2
$17,679.9
$23,613.9
$18,657.9
West Virginia $8,117.9
$8,298.1
$10,157.9
$11,686.7
$14,658.9
$14,649.9
$12,309.8
$15,455.4
$14,788.5
Wisconsin $21,549.9
$22,960.1
$23,909.5
$33,399.9
$39,715.0
$31,738.4
$29,656.7
$30,425.3
$35,925.2
Wyoming $15,321.5
$18,037.1
$18,777.9
$18,718.0
$17,381.1
$13,578.1
$12,899.8
$13,894.8
$15,470.3
Other $78,385.9
$83,523.4
$92,886.6
$85,385.0
$87,847.2
$101,132.1
$76,983.2
$103,347.7
$154,848.8
Total $1,054,581.6
$1,184,252.2
$1,244,659.4
$1,382,561.5
$1,391,162.0
$1,313,933.5
$1,248,419.0
$1,454,100.8
$1,671,911.6
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012-2017 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI);
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

EQIP Technical Assistance Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Alabama $3,850.6
$3,953.2
$4,588.7
$4,643.7
$5,890.9
$4,964.9
$4,593.2
$5,038.8
$5,190.1
Alaska $1,867.7
$2,286.6
$2,208.0
$3,100.6
$2,434.8
$2,620.9
$2,315.5
$1,853.7
$2,033.6
Arizona $5,446.9
$5,957.7
$5,937.4
$6,139.4
$5,498.4
$4,285.4
$3,596.8
$2,420.3
$3,449.9
Arkansas $5,131.3
$5,476.0
$7,909.5
$7,796.8
$7,973.5
$7,984.6
$8,808.2
$11,515.3
$14,535.4
California $12,025.0
$16,693.0
$15,717.8
$16,372.3
$15,290.5
$15,839.2
$18,118.1
$15,929.7
$16,764.3
Caribbean $1,727.4
$1,799.5
$1,755.0
$2,526.9
$2,257.2
$2,389.1
$2,696.3
$2,249.0
$2,799.5
Colorado $9,384.5
$9,903.1
$9,149.4
$11,888.7
$11,291.3
$9,391.7
$7,222.7
$7,852.0
$7,967.0
Connecticut $2,042.0
$2,061.8
$2,054.0
$2,372.4
$2,335.0
$2,180.5
$2,036.9
$1,444.0
$1,623.4
Delaware $1,513.7
$1,767.2
$1,831.7
$1,671.0
$1,656.0
$1,633.9
$1,564.2
$1,335.7
$1,429.9
Florida $5,915.2
$6,234.8
$6,475.9
$5,948.5
$6,113.0
$5,769.6
$5,138.7
$4,651.0
$4,241.0
Georgia $4,593.0
$5,000.6
$5,368.2
$7,287.6
$6,279.3
$6,571.8
$6,878.5
$5,570.6
$9,998.2
Hawaii/Pacific $2,536.1
$2,556.4
$2,914.9
$3,887.0
$3,731.2
$2,668.9
$3,073.2
$2,544.0
$2,897.1
Idaho $3,874.8
$3,935.0
$4,074.6
$4,876.6
$5,049.1
$4,488.6
$3,893.6
$4,698.7
$5,153.4
Illinois $4,052.4
$4,077.6
$4,520.7
$4,521.8
$4,653.9
$4,207.7
$4,158.0
$3,942.8
$4,475.2
Indiana $3,828.9
$3,896.8
$4,989.3
$4,302.4
$4,898.7
$4,886.0
$5,754.4
$7,336.4
$7,641.6
Iowa $6,140.7
$6,639.5
$8,567.0
$7,958.0
$7,582.5
$7,873.5
$6,652.9
$6,521.0
$6,746.7
Kansas $6,704.9
$7,015.4
$7,986.8
$7,308.6
$7,969.7
$6,565.3
$5,839.9
$6,543.9
$7,628.4
Kentucky $3,102.1
$3,236.3
$4,393.9
$4,936.9
$5,294.0
$4,872.7
$4,131.3
$4,414.7
$4,793.8
Louisiana $4,290.8
$4,506.7
$5,605.3
$5,772.6
$6,172.9
$5,229.4
$4,950.2
$6,294.5
$7,719.9
Maine $2,573.2
$2,949.9
$3,569.0
$3,317.6
$4,079.8
$3,209.3
$3,156.1
$3,451.3
$3,208.2
Maryland $2,225.4
$2,317.0
$3,060.1
$2,483.8
$2,490.8
$2,611.7
$2,605.9
$2,779.6
$3,113.8
Massachusetts $1,854.9
$2,100.7
$1,993.1
$2,076.0
$2,051.0
$1,696.7
$1,379.3
$1,028.6
$1,092.2
Michigan $4,903.0
$5,935.1
$5,949.4
$4,512.2
$4,839.5
$4,725.7
$4,566.2
$5,309.4
$5,237.3
Minnesota $8,286.8
$8,311.3
$9,344.8
$7,702.2
$9,582.7
$7,225.4
$5,773.7
$7,085.8
$6,277.8
Mississippi $3,795.6
$4,601.5
$6,936.0
$5,985.0
$5,856.9
$6,083.9
$7,779.3
$9,638.9
$10,325.0
Missouri $5,736.8
$7,014.5
$7,548.7
$9,740.1
$10,681.8
$7,780.1
$7,084.9
$9,210.2
$8,959.7
Montana $6,643.7
$6,683.2
$6,828.0
$7,853.7
$8,431.6
$6,832.1
$5,635.6
$4,799.3
$5,808.0
Nebraska $6,243.5
$6,608.0
$7,615.2
$8,115.4
$8,190.7
$7,180.5
$5,822.8
$7,365.3
$7,330.1
Nevada $2,040.0
$2,426.0
$2,362.1
$2,941.8
$2,575.6
$2,553.6
$2,053.4
$1,524.7
$1,723.9
New Hampshire $1,881.3
$1,770.9
$1,641.3
$2,233.9
$1,839.1
$1,777.9
$1,849.6
$1,878.7
$1,791.2
New Jersey $1,642.9
$1,709.5
$1,787.0
$2,072.7
$2,006.3
$1,912.9
$1,657.4
$1,612.7
$1,532.8
New Mexico $6,126.8
$5,937.3
$6,338.9
$5,985.8
$6,932.5
$5,616.1
$4,434.6
$4,805.1
$6,309.1
New York $4,207.6
$4,583.2
$4,283.2
$4,153.8
$4,801.6
$4,419.4
$3,260.8
$4,391.2
$4,078.2
North Carolina $3,896.8
$3,992.5
$3,902.5
$5,516.1
$5,765.8
$5,023.9
$4,868.5
$4,902.1
$6,312.8
North Dakota $5,490.0
$5,275.5
$5,399.1
$4,820.7
$5,034.4
$5,273.2
$5,002.7
$6,153.4
$4,742.4
Ohio $4,448.3
$5,121.3
$4,930.3
$4,075.8
$4,634.2
$5,080.0
$4,846.8
$7,040.4
$7,846.6
Oklahoma $6,879.0
$7,147.2
$7,689.5
$9,083.1
$7,603.6
$7,381.6
$6,958.9
$6,453.5
$8,467.7
Oregon $3,525.2
$4,034.5
$4,451.7
$3,998.6
$3,930.6
$4,391.0
$3,602.0
$4,765.6
$5,721.0
Pennsylvania $3,649.6
$4,153.8
$5,989.4
$6,068.3
$7,538.2
$7,583.8
$6,562.4
$8,095.6
$8,229.5
Rhode Island $1,204.5
$1,262.9
$1,103.7
$1,338.7
$1,231.3
$1,254.3
$1,100.8
$930.9
$1,190.5
South Carolina $2,582.1
$2,498.3
$2,835.4
$3,328.6
$2,898.9
$3,231.8
$3,341.1
$4,554.5
$6,383.0
South Dakota $4,776.4
$4,846.3
$5,203.0
$5,363.8
$5,111.8
$5,317.7
$4,400.8
$4,941.3
$5,681.8
Tennessee $3,481.4
$3,600.8
$3,698.3
$5,658.9
$5,696.9
$5,551.5
$6,125.2
$7,095.0
$8,623.2
Texas $18,900.7
$20,643.9
$21,085.5
$27,176.3
$27,394.2
$21,864.8
$19,378.3
$22,649.4
$25,001.0
Utah $7,065.6
$5,961.5
$6,196.9
$8,298.4
$8,082.3
$6,973.2
$5,169.3
$3,341.1
$5,221.1
Vermont $2,121.2
$2,508.5
$3,440.2
$2,607.0
$2,814.0
$2,549.6
$2,584.4
$3,190.3
$3,391.1
Virginia $3,014.6
$3,312.5
$3,577.0
$5,757.3
$5,866.1
$5,505.5
$5,347.3
$6,376.2
$5,795.5
Washington $4,326.7
$4,764.4
$4,575.0
$4,988.6
$4,756.9
$4,503.0
$3,963.1
$4,145.9
$4,190.2
West Virginia $2,377.0
$2,486.9
$3,062.6
$4,549.5
$5,150.3
$4,687.2
$4,532.4
$5,715.1
$4,939.1
Wisconsin $5,088.6
$5,861.5
$6,359.3
$6,289.6
$6,180.8
$6,129.8
$5,643.8
$5,472.7
$5,574.4
Wyoming $4,176.4
$4,112.7
$4,326.3
$4,378.6
$5,387.0
$4,347.5
$3,204.2
$2,548.2
$2,411.6
Other $63,466.2
$65,811.2
$63,238.3
$77,631.5
$74,666.6
$86,339.6
$73,752.2
$82,778.6
$101,118.4
Total $296,659.7
$317,341.8
$336,369.0
$373,415.1
$376,475.7
$361,037.7
$328,866.0
$358,186.7
$404,716.6
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012-2017 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI);
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

EQIP Financial Assistance Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Alabama $12,460.8
$12,705.9
$15,497.1
$14,440.5
$14,068.7
$15,550.9
$13,439.5
$18,146.9
$25,363.5
Alaska $4,285.2
$8,089.8
$7,919.0
$7,880.1
$2,409.5
$7,684.3
$5,645.3
$6,552.2
$9,181.5
Arizona $17,051.9
$17,984.7
$16,792.6
$16,034.0
$8,818.1
$7,797.0
$9,689.6
$12,478.3
$24,355.9
Arkansas $13,870.9
$19,036.4
$26,897.2
$49,982.0
$64,154.6
$47,128.6
$45,170.1
$44,493.7
$47,348.0
California $57,846.1
$75,167.1
$74,384.8
$100,187.4
$81,589.5
$98,863.0
$105,546.9
$93,080.6
$88,012.8
Caribbean $4,535.9
$5,317.3
$4,677.0
$4,960.2
$3,897.2
$3,892.5
$4,552.9
$5,379.7
$4,595.6
Colorado $24,415.7
$28,108.0
$26,012.4
$33,331.4
$30,929.6
$27,774.9
$29,975.1
$33,303.0
$35,493.6
Connecticut $4,774.2
$6,400.9
$5,736.4
$5,151.5
$3,787.8
$4,707.0
$4,386.6
$4,655.3
$4,503.3
Delaware $5,564.1
$5,961.9
$4,835.4
$4,937.9
$5,426.5
$6,046.1
$6,137.8
$8,526.2
$8,952.3
Florida $16,686.7
$17,602.0
$17,754.1
$22,384.1
$10,184.8
$12,904.7
$12,705.8
$15,062.7
$18,562.9
Georgia $14,895.9
$16,608.7
$14,407.7
$25,845.7
$28,619.4
$22,921.4
$22,819.0
$27,599.6
$36,417.7
Hawaii/Pacific $7,034.5
$6,938.2
$6,529.2
$8,206.4
$6,057.8
$6,418.4
$6,652.4
$8,299.3
$7,781.9
Idaho $10,957.9
$12,493.6
$13,984.7
$16,578.2
$17,751.6
$11,546.9
$14,359.2
$23,469.3
$15,190.0
Illinois $11,657.0
$11,494.8
$11,867.9
$14,263.6
$12,733.5
$11,121.6
$11,440.5
$13,608.8
$14,558.4
Indiana $11,359.6
$11,658.9
$19,145.3
$17,009.8
$27,820.1
$15,013.7
$21,699.6
$23,224.0
$22,042.1
Iowa $21,070.2
$21,145.7
$25,062.7
$25,809.2
$27,883.5
$23,246.9
$17,786.2
$18,423.1
$25,975.5
Kansas $19,232.4
$22,836.8
$22,661.4
$25,149.5
$34,954.5
$18,425.9
$21,228.4
$24,291.8
$37,248.4
Kentucky $10,433.0
$10,555.8
$11,217.7
$13,076.4
$12,518.1
$11,900.5
$10,722.2
$16,058.2
$17,497.5
Louisiana $15,404.9
$23,931.8
$15,677.8
$23,263.9
$18,992.3
$16,558.3
$18,154.7
$22,271.4
$26,217.4
Maine $8,760.5
$10,285.7
$10,658.9
$14,808.4
$10,182.7
$10,165.6
$10,953.2
$11,602.3
$13,136.8
Maryland $7,031.2
$6,596.7
$6,392.1
$8,129.2
$6,547.7
$10,969.4
$7,685.9
$12,321.2
$12,597.6
Massachusetts $5,128.3
$6,703.4
$6,537.7
$6,136.3
$1,832.7
$2,631.3
$3,244.7
$4,590.7
$4,929.1
Michigan $15,110.7
$15,231.9
$15,682.1
$17,434.4
$14,081.1
$14,349.2
$12,774.1
$15,873.4
$18,730.1
Minnesota $26,558.8
$28,234.0
$23,951.3
$22,240.7
$23,346.9
$18,075.2
$18,235.8
$22,198.4
$23,017.5
Mississippi $11,927.7
$18,837.3
$26,771.1
$26,990.5
$36,817.2
$29,885.1
$35,987.0
$39,941.6
$43,663.4
Missouri $18,426.5
$26,904.6
$29,452.9
$29,140.2
$31,773.0
$22,212.2
$27,801.1
$28,715.1
$30,444.9
Montana $21,827.4
$22,107.8
$19,433.9
$17,977.5
$12,651.8
$13,373.9
$14,035.8
$20,889.3
$22,316.2
Nebraska $21,948.9
$23,993.1
$22,595.1
$24,994.7
$29,545.8
$26,496.5
$22,875.1
$23,417.4
$28,631.9
Nevada $6,025.9
$7,546.3
$7,902.3
$10,617.9
$7,059.2
$8,778.4
$7,807.4
$8,048.6
$8,319.1
New Hampshire $4,664.4
$4,866.2
$3,539.5
$5,258.7
$3,801.4
$4,728.0
$4,568.3
$4,824.5
$3,947.9
New Jersey $4,838.6
$5,184.2
$5,019.5
$4,724.2
$3,774.4
$5,117.1
$4,585.7
$5,658.9
$5,765.8
New Mexico $17,753.9
$19,639.3
$21,846.5
$21,987.1
$23,387.0
$20,892.0
$22,785.9
$28,694.9
$23,892.0
New York $13,541.4
$13,264.0
$13,096.5
$9,651.7
$8,708.7
$14,333.3
$10,747.3
$13,944.6
$11,997.9
North Carolina $14,077.6
$13,546.0
$17,426.9
$21,189.5
$20,911.0
$17,137.6
$18,787.5
$21,297.6
$21,690.0
North Dakota $20,238.7
$16,262.6
$17,683.8
$16,570.0
$18,189.7
$19,811.1
$13,664.0
$18,381.6
$18,392.5
Ohio $15,004.1
$18,572.3
$11,792.3
$18,452.9
$13,973.3
$15,568.3
$12,609.5
$23,782.8
$23,135.6
Oklahoma $20,874.2
$22,061.8
$22,434.9
$24,303.8
$17,969.0
$19,481.3
$18,207.7
$22,629.1
$22,824.1
Oregon $11,754.9
$13,319.1
$15,731.9
$15,303.1
$13,951.4
$19,500.1
$17,678.9
$22,053.7
$20,281.8
Pennsylvania $12,882.8
$12,919.5
$13,492.0
$18,701.3
$21,205.8
$21,865.9
$20,940.0
$22,969.1
$25,518.8
Rhode Island $3,561.2
$3,625.1
$3,231.8
$2,925.2
$2,392.2
$2,097.7
$2,356.2
$3,041.0
$2,831.1
South Carolina $7,472.3
$6,797.6
$8,664.0
$10,832.7
$17,037.3
$13,381.5
$13,448.9
$19,982.3
$29,423.5
South Dakota $14,282.7
$14,780.9
$15,934.9
$17,696.0
$13,337.4
$16,552.1
$11,694.6
$16,025.2
$15,278.8
Tennessee $11,430.4
$11,016.1
$11,378.4
$19,591.5
$24,375.3
$19,916.3
$20,746.5
$28,437.2
$35,014.5
Texas $64,171.8
$75,950.0
$85,116.0
$76,101.7
$91,447.6
$84,029.9
$75,976.4
$86,003.7
$132,729.6
Utah $14,917.9
$15,491.3
$16,061.2
$16,988.8
$16,284.7
$19,542.2
$17,611.4
$22,150.2
$22,861.7
Vermont $7,261.6
$8,682.7
$9,481.8
$6,446.1
$7,678.0
$9,129.8
$9,079.6
$12,061.9
$17,228.1
Virginia $10,479.5
$11,416.7
$11,809.3
$10,637.2
$16,356.2
$19,226.8
$14,482.9
$22,657.1
$30,297.1
Washington $13,630.9
$15,866.8
$13,154.7
$16,681.0
$13,080.4
$12,751.2
$13,716.8
$19,468.0
$14,467.8
West Virginia $5,740.8
$5,811.2
$7,095.3
$7,137.1
$9,508.6
$9,962.7
$7,777.4
$9,740.3
$9,849.4
Wisconsin $16,461.3
$15,508.2
$15,979.7
$21,369.2
$28,404.2
$20,548.6
$19,009.9
$21,008.3
$24,337.9
Wyoming $11,145.2
$13,924.4
$14,451.6
$14,339.5
$11,994.1
$9,230.6
$9,695.6
$11,346.6
$13,058.7
Other $14,919.7
$17,712.3
$29,648.3
$16,753.6
$13,180.6
$14,787.5
$3,231.0
$20,569.2
$53,728.8
Total $757,388.9
$856,697.5
$894,508.7
$1,000,603.8
$997,383.5
$936,030.7
$906,914.0
$1,083,249.9
$1,253,638.3
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012-2017 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI);
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS).
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

EQIP Reimbursable Obligations,
by Fiscal Year
In thousands of dollars
Division 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Arizona $17.5
$34.4







Delaware



$4.2




Illinois




$511.0



Indiana
$905.0
$610.5
$519.0
$246.5

$844.0
$1,242.5
$839.4
Michigan
$4,023.9
$4,264.3
$6,229.4
$5,287.4
$5,817.0
$2,803.0
$2,922.2
$3,268.6
Minnesota
$6.6
$113.2
$23.0
$2.4
$191.0
$28.0
$118.5
$139.2
Nebraska $25.0
$25.0
$41.7






New Mexico $440.5
$401.9
$456.2
$481.8
$444.6
$48.0



New York
$1,412.9
$1,119.7
$910.7
$1,147.5
$1,170.0
$1,464.0
$1,335.4
$1,410.8
Ohio
$1,644.2
$5,575.8
$3,398.0
$4,917.3
$3,934.0
$2,244.0
$2,814.6
$1,705.1
Pennsylvania
$168.6
$29.8
$239.6
$122.9
$129.0
$253.0
$287.0
$166.7
Texas







$12.5
Utah $50.0








Wisconsin
$1,590.4
$1,570.4
$5,741.1
$5,130.0
$5,060.0
$5,003.0
$3,944.4
$6,012.9
Other




$5.0


$1.6
Total $533.0
$10,212.9
$13,781.7
$17,542.7
$17,302.8
$16,865.0
$12,639.0
$12,664.6
$13,556.7
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, 2012-2017 data from Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI);
2009-2011 data from Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS).
• Other indicates Headquarters, Regional, or other non-State divisions.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over divisions due to rounding.

Contracts


NRCS enters into EQIP contracts with eligible producers or landowners willing to implement conservation practices. By entering into a contract, the producer or landowner agrees to apply specified conservation practices, and NRCS obligates funds to provide technical and financial assistance for planning and applying these conservation practices. EQIP contracts can be up to ten years in length. The table below reports the number of active or completed EQIP contracts signed during each contract fiscal year, and the acres associated with those contracts. For example, for a ten year contract signed in contract year 2009, funds are obligated in fiscal year 2009, and conservation practices may be applied using those funds during the 2009-2019 fiscal year time period.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Maps page contains maps illustrating contracts enrolled, acres treated, and financial assistance obligated by state and year.

EQIP Contract Data by State and Fiscal Year
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts Number of Active and Completed Contracts Total Acres on Active and Completed Contracts
Alabama 1,199
104,353.3
1,279
115,429.2
1,384
105,584.2
1,406
121,124.9
1,312
100,463.2
1,192
86,306.7
1,181
155,310.6
1,375
125,701.8
1,810
218,401.2
Alaska 48
787,642.7
142
147,534.7
196
30,478.2
171
1,019,262.2
132
24,984.3
150
28,016.3
111
9,827.5
160
41,517.6
127
37,803.4
Arizona 174
1,187,458.6
189
758,887.2
161
840,371.7
167
1,569,652.6
118
370,593.1
128
367,465.3
119
636,174.2
141
666,347.8
169
895,709.3
Arkansas 881
110,438.4
946
131,019.6
1,239
167,123.5
2,057
459,793.9
2,786
534,034.9
1,476
247,398.8
1,833
252,385.0
1,487
207,945.2
1,506
256,274.7
California 1,743
602,239.4
1,974
1,012,635.7
1,691
941,314.1
2,133
3,368,237.8
2,059
1,263,374.3
2,410
1,314,942.8
2,299
566,683.7
1,913
456,423.8
1,783
535,541.1
Caribbean 280
10,602.2
327
12,976.9
316
14,412.3
353
12,350.0
375
12,789.2
400
8,869.1
366
9,853.8
289
10,537.2
230
12,179.1
Colorado 766
435,227.9
760
613,151.6
789
337,838.5
872
791,027.3
804
297,540.3
487
315,899.0
561
256,120.7
789
346,393.0
617
276,672.1
Connecticut 77
6,676.6
144
5,831.6
219
9,411.6
196
7,884.0
193
10,570.6
220
7,152.0
127
8,570.6
146
11,323.8
109
8,125.7
Delaware 138
18,859.4
129
19,838.4
137
27,516.4
241
29,915.5
252
19,377.0
224
22,020.8
173
28,218.9
189
30,640.4
208
31,743.4
Florida 364
114,310.7
437
194,016.7
470
192,869.2
613
212,380.7
336
80,262.4
413
109,062.3
411
107,316.7
531
95,836.6
562
134,065.7
Georgia 1,129
96,965.0
1,271
104,086.6
1,054
78,759.2
1,890
129,515.8
1,940
130,120.4
1,721
112,274.5
1,294
91,454.1
1,403
92,276.5
1,606
137,560.3
Hawaii/Pacific 176
14,667.5
178
16,538.7
202
15,684.9
267
35,752.0
184
12,817.7
141
15,756.8
134
14,630.0
129
12,300.0
176
15,044.1
Idaho 261
76,037.6
313
297,846.9
359
266,518.3
371
241,442.7
349
236,307.1
309
106,949.2
299
85,992.9
455
109,791.2
435
85,014.1
Illinois 1,028
83,629.0
899
74,162.4
928
73,422.9
692
73,083.3
622
91,093.7
506
42,258.5
341
26,421.9
332
25,563.0
361
31,032.9
Indiana 686
93,767.9
505
92,058.0
849
148,068.6
606
88,550.9
972
189,135.8
634
88,740.2
971
152,969.4
864
124,131.8
1,240
172,272.2
Iowa 1,227
96,883.5
1,267
79,374.8
1,212
99,074.1
1,658
163,646.0
1,454
138,804.7
1,085
113,284.6
899
84,387.7
759
80,827.3
946
94,358.0
Kansas 874
211,385.6
937
212,143.0
1,089
237,886.9
1,318
314,941.1
1,582
323,372.4
748
136,132.0
674
146,573.0
897
218,095.0
1,227
276,336.6
Kentucky 556
46,094.3
528
49,185.2
754
79,599.7
951
68,647.3
931
60,504.8
778
57,953.2
627
50,333.2
703
62,439.3
829
49,970.0
Louisiana 826
109,024.9
1,064
183,655.6
794
140,265.7
1,116
184,449.0
952
163,378.6
714
107,475.1
690
134,808.9
747
113,445.7
744
147,418.2
Maine 289
25,758.7
484
64,254.4
750
107,086.3
909
105,922.4
759
162,185.2
561
45,027.0
385
32,787.9
406
27,386.1
594
47,939.1
Maryland 268
26,803.6
200
28,769.1
226
30,361.4
311
13,661.5
278
14,306.5
314
18,548.6
231
7,219.4
298
14,661.9
256
12,881.5
Massachusetts 136
4,384.4
249
6,279.4
251
7,927.2
365
11,952.7
127
3,901.5
146
8,430.2
163
6,801.3
204
9,252.5
234
13,663.6
Michigan 306
62,936.3
538
98,360.8
624
91,294.4
778
119,774.7
1,021
138,217.6
969
115,241.8
638
78,631.0
832
111,644.2
751
86,750.4
Minnesota 1,142
203,041.2
1,156
272,408.1
1,132
196,117.6
1,566
214,733.4
1,493
199,279.6
1,144
107,434.3
1,006
105,530.0
1,250
156,978.6
834
143,809.1
Mississippi 1,684
110,834.2
1,904
155,980.1
2,453
136,277.4
1,884
121,422.1
2,269
133,566.0
2,011
196,382.2
2,198
203,214.2
2,712
239,914.6
2,684
215,192.0
Missouri 1,006
162,393.9
1,507
186,067.6
1,339
119,241.2
1,348
150,565.9
1,248
167,385.5
964
105,704.5
983
121,327.8
1,114
128,119.0
1,134
127,772.2
Montana 637
878,663.9
582
568,723.8
562
506,910.3
565
538,125.9
244
360,686.3
186
231,699.5
208
307,166.2
306
348,522.2
273
523,851.3
Nebraska 957
364,678.6
1,146
386,974.6
1,076
379,140.2
1,400
525,525.6
1,309
598,622.8
1,064
399,829.5
796
349,640.5
862
311,671.7
1,004
457,828.7
Nevada 79
115,206.3
101
85,410.0
100
70,161.7
156
1,100,995.4
121
126,906.6
99
185,473.3
100
127,174.2
108
174,667.6
81
148,656.4
New Hampshire 276
31,988.5
295
30,005.4
290
22,472.7
410
36,269.0
297
28,771.9
306
28,724.7
227
27,140.0
197
24,635.2
190
29,015.6
New Jersey 108
20,766.6
143
15,043.4
198
20,964.9
206
11,401.7
195
15,128.2
203
13,783.2
207
15,432.6
237
15,313.8
218
17,630.6
New Mexico 423
1,265,742.7
531
2,072,223.5
479
2,229,964.1
526
2,613,962.7
555
2,538,291.0
416
1,579,676.5
346
1,352,552.4
433
1,618,724.9
335
1,181,172.8
New York 364
81,457.8
415
67,348.5
365
59,864.9
492
54,509.3
391
43,931.7
542
53,462.2
380
40,851.5
366
26,967.0
285
28,357.6
North Carolina 442
48,237.0
498
49,422.9
628
69,339.9
1,143
109,939.6
1,038
81,396.2
647
61,008.1
593
48,962.2
719
60,441.8
717
63,078.8
North Dakota 751
496,619.6
798
494,054.7
1,380
404,052.1
1,126
411,598.9
844
359,694.2
697
253,716.1
593
218,890.5
598
276,515.0
692
381,989.8
Ohio 929
53,048.7
1,218
83,049.5
929
66,060.3
1,122
71,327.2
780
69,220.8
843
103,744.8
599
60,434.1
922
152,731.9
826
95,657.3
Oklahoma 1,094
380,068.1
1,207
453,884.6
1,293
427,037.7
1,375
403,387.7
1,058
329,447.0
1,086
296,823.4
946
295,481.5
975
252,414.3
988
300,293.3
Oregon 396
140,320.5
527
174,815.2
583
165,482.7
521
177,784.1
503
143,755.2
448
154,815.8
500
500,410.5
644
170,485.0
394
86,466.9
Pennsylvania 342
41,489.5
397
33,724.6
445
51,816.1
611
58,935.7
797
80,642.6
672
81,724.0
482
49,816.4
485
53,013.1
489
70,395.0
Rhode Island 75
5,580.3
197
8,019.3
165
9,910.5
195
12,144.3
122
6,707.9
170
9,958.1
71
3,878.7
144
5,704.4
144
5,930.1
South Carolina 264
37,273.4
333
44,721.3
330
37,156.9
624
95,442.1
964
92,783.9
637
79,256.5
562
54,359.3
787
89,216.5
1,080
151,474.5
South Dakota 626
545,567.5
669
591,910.6
661
457,042.3
422
489,709.7
307
350,257.4
687
688,021.7
270
358,371.2
390
344,685.6
342
301,350.0
Tennessee 984
85,506.4
969
77,851.1
888
71,747.8
1,475
104,176.6
1,679
146,751.3
1,176
137,744.5
1,081
131,639.9
1,152
166,937.2
1,346
151,147.0
Texas 3,063
1,637,110.3
3,913
1,752,081.6
4,163
2,472,476.2
4,002
2,091,191.5
4,536
2,558,651.7
3,456
1,839,839.3
3,199
1,666,529.1
3,224
2,037,790.8
4,314
2,788,693.2
Utah 327
62,794.7
323
81,697.1
367
54,658.4
377
117,781.9
339
67,711.1
415
154,508.9
307
156,188.4
476
115,207.7
397
214,097.9
Vermont 198
30,316.2
419
48,177.5
373
42,589.4
522
42,986.3
463
40,355.8
429
88,640.3
382
57,019.5
399
52,947.1
459
53,928.0
Virginia 322
30,921.8
353
33,301.1
336
35,594.5
439
38,930.2
870
92,303.6
799
86,095.7
418
47,075.1
499
66,621.2
635
86,195.0
Washington 367
162,920.7
462
134,129.0
455
182,921.4
600
242,309.0
531
305,824.2
434
320,486.8
335
150,527.9
452
283,122.2
426
77,638.7
West Virginia 209
19,438.7
287
23,114.2
386
24,617.1
397
26,783.1
488
34,579.6
506
31,673.0
403
23,630.1
454
26,213.7
523
30,290.2
Wisconsin 1,052
129,847.1
1,035
117,413.6
968
95,619.5
1,523
154,502.0
1,556
137,264.5
1,302
132,194.6
1,047
83,055.4
1,268
113,244.8
1,196
108,261.6
Wyoming 411
535,601.4
354
674,774.5
314
710,827.6
310
760,944.7
290
373,521.8
142
318,813.1
192
464,537.6
173
271,005.9
200
222,262.5
Total 31,960
12,003,582.8
36,499
13,034,363.3
38,352
13,162,934.6
44,778
19,920,353.6
44,825
13,861,573.6
37,207
11,216,439.1
32,958
9,964,309.0
36,395
10,578,294.5
38,726
11,639,192.7
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, ProTracts Program Contracts System, October 2017.
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Totals may not exactly match sum over states due to rounding.

Conservation Practice Implementation

Conservation practices are planned and applied at the land unit level. The land unit is the smallest unit of land that has a permanent or contiguous boundary, a common land cover and land management, and a common owner or a common producer. The following tables include data for the fiscal years since enactment of the 2008 Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (Farm Bill) in 2009.

As conservation practices are measured in different units (acres, feet, square feet, etc.), the challenge for reporting performance at various levels is how to aggregate across practices. Although practices may affect resources beyond the land unit boundary, or be applied only on part of the land unit, the land unit does provide a common metric to aggregate over practices since each applied practice is associated with a specific land unit. Analysis of the data reveals that most practices are measured in acres and most of the practice applied amounts match the land unit acres of the field on which the practice was applied. Therefore, land unit acreage is the metric on which the acres of land receiving conservation treatment are calculated.

The data presented in this section reflect the fiscal year in which conservation practices were applied, which can occur at any point during the duration of the EQIP contract. Totals presented here are not comparable to program enrollment acres or contract acres.


Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation

The following table summarizes land unit acres by fiscal year. Here, land unit acres are counted once when the program has been used to apply one or more practices on that land unit in a given fiscal year. Therefore, land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count),
by Fiscal Year
EQIP Practices
State 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Alabama 212,510
7,319
257,861
7,541
262,393
8,310
280,467
9,201
219,748
7,319
133,670
4,790
157,528
5,185
158,600
4,587
211,674
5,889
Alaska 1,004,982
329
1,241,461
461
1,025,500
506
645,026
608
640,489
762
105,330
750
147,423
822
140,863
693
87,438
714
Arizona 1,526,558
3,324
1,944,918
2,399
1,323,633
2,242
1,663,846
1,607
2,363,574
1,457
2,628,758
1,157
1,441,430
992
737,569
1,147
980,552
1,249
Arkansas 185,662
5,816
210,524
6,512
229,926
8,002
232,483
7,939
308,828
11,262
348,872
11,507
324,223
11,637
356,716
13,313
318,806
12,244
California 1,047,800
9,357
1,025,144
11,133
1,497,882
9,800
1,462,701
10,332
1,649,152
11,311
1,306,555
9,090
1,483,692
10,599
1,560,122
10,153
1,569,806
9,893
Caribbean 14,153
1,756
14,136
2,295
13,964
2,408
18,036
3,359
17,416
2,758
13,029
2,097
10,954
2,169
12,033
2,093
11,403
1,792
Colorado 896,429
7,833
951,593
7,880
801,183
7,433
1,020,949
7,121
880,482
6,347
532,093
5,235
605,962
4,471
494,773
4,510
602,742
4,608
Connecticut 3,843
410
6,174
657
8,146
910
12,433
1,039
8,365
993
9,652
767
9,404
1,176
11,175
1,238
17,431
1,015
Delaware 32,233
3,937
20,361
2,331
26,097
1,933
22,770
1,693
21,442
1,544
27,067
1,386
28,011
1,833
24,183
1,743
35,123
1,991
Florida 235,056
4,078
218,148
5,541
262,395
5,948
262,531
6,445
303,340
8,116
296,249
8,059
252,281
6,477
178,968
4,528
194,443
4,776
Georgia 151,682
9,106
187,347
10,127
183,133
9,990
193,638
9,701
205,879
9,628
141,129
7,386
152,390
8,474
152,706
7,913
144,646
7,951
Hawaii/Pacific 42,788
1,851
41,756
2,148
48,303
1,901
35,879
1,508
36,469
1,600
45,167
1,475
56,555
1,276
34,504
1,008
28,943
1,022
Idaho 249,611
3,881
219,264
3,672
267,746
3,353
377,078
3,559
518,432
3,742
504,361
3,481
475,611
3,896
303,650
3,470
288,878
3,680
Illinois 97,296
4,351
113,198
5,124
115,412
5,356
114,656
5,127
120,028
5,513
92,571
3,941
85,142
4,179
55,526
3,292
49,694
3,679
Indiana 180,082
11,124
169,369
13,155
203,186
13,685
198,997
12,946
187,400
11,330
289,545
16,110
270,697
15,144
259,466
13,398
244,759
13,261
Iowa 293,620
12,418
279,720
12,042
275,498
11,212
312,402
11,671
294,689
10,536
217,314
7,404
205,822
7,397
190,461
7,288
170,982
6,645
Kansas 579,632
10,360
517,557
7,839
507,489
8,925
560,542
8,422
570,502
8,399
471,866
6,787
436,723
6,066
370,533
5,022
339,243
5,602
Kentucky 86,506
6,319
79,771
5,458
75,395
4,888
86,365
5,740
84,319
4,947
79,255
4,751
89,560
6,177
77,155
5,542
80,677
5,973
Louisiana 199,645
8,320
165,966
7,578
221,466
8,627
192,897
7,429
211,915
8,041
157,987
5,558
142,394
6,303
134,254
5,532
145,235
5,841
Maine 36,886
1,693
47,695
2,489
55,867
2,455
71,411
2,276
132,317
2,466
130,325
2,822
115,636
2,819
134,528
2,483
122,947
2,521
Maryland 44,405
3,806
37,343
3,763
26,204
2,318
36,309
2,969
14,995
1,927
22,978
2,881
18,997
2,367
18,478
2,224
18,040
2,161
Massachusetts 16,781
4,668
16,089
4,127
14,017
2,685
16,275
1,909
16,109
2,194
10,296
1,612
12,464
1,774
16,072
2,284
12,589
1,666
Michigan 151,912
9,523
133,932
8,076
142,549
7,939
162,010
9,951
140,872
8,926
151,422
9,996
156,778
9,533
131,127
7,724
142,529
7,573
Minnesota 767,888
20,233
754,419
19,001
766,582
19,165
837,342
19,764
838,566
19,455
310,664
9,900
785,148
8,345
204,794
7,800
826,777
7,112
Mississippi 164,374
7,717
176,816
9,089
203,332
9,650
225,062
10,326
228,312
11,787
159,205
8,610
204,414
10,200
300,024
14,044
365,667
16,443
Missouri 313,293
17,297
343,655
16,783
385,595
19,472
376,335
18,263
375,738
15,569
224,719
10,190
216,881
10,017
194,809
9,223
205,002
9,777
Montana 1,535,131
6,574
1,630,033
6,756
1,376,973
5,929
1,482,758
6,824
1,639,555
6,286
1,043,952
4,121
837,130
3,869
718,148
3,370
689,066
4,073
Nebraska 693,739
9,286
628,488
8,862
709,119
9,891
675,905
9,267
652,313
7,831
631,316
7,197
576,322
7,910
542,278
7,364
535,112
7,792
Nevada 168,656
657
130,819
663
317,682
673
396,773
673
342,371
760
494,416
498
769,300
686
365,972
595
296,077
526
New Hampshire 35,558
1,153
43,551
1,245
50,196
1,161
46,839
1,305
44,012
1,186
38,461
1,133
43,816
1,871
49,935
1,901
52,417
1,681
New Jersey 11,765
1,396
15,344
1,584
20,239
1,876
17,537
1,812
17,319
1,588
27,297
2,031
23,468
1,940
21,198
1,548
24,352
1,807
New Mexico 3,074,469
3,836
3,737,471
4,516
2,716,159
3,346
3,419,660
3,789
3,302,389
4,344
1,899,513
2,669
1,758,025
2,405
1,483,553
2,161
1,570,037
2,298
New York 125,115
7,649
115,185
9,880
83,955
6,662
86,393
7,048
68,190
5,493
49,878
4,444
54,839
4,565
56,851
4,748
42,871
4,386
North Carolina 83,477
8,748
84,005
8,813
77,891
8,176
81,912
8,090
94,323
10,169
81,999
8,350
80,233
8,186
71,916
7,201
81,991
8,646
North Dakota 1,062,311
17,168
1,067,244
15,636
1,038,561
13,583
1,169,996
16,586
1,078,335
12,312
542,199
8,259
481,214
8,382
411,416
6,861
417,687
7,214
Ohio 121,959
9,827
137,018
9,675
148,585
11,302
171,725
14,070
168,317
13,708
104,810
7,796
148,322
8,378
98,603
7,560
129,812
8,108
Oklahoma 857,032
12,991
929,286
13,864
965,260
13,812
908,545
12,806
774,380
10,015
398,826
6,036
420,191
6,618
432,612
6,458
352,556
5,339
Oregon 524,263
5,294
319,719
4,858
356,385
3,603
621,049
4,939
555,433
4,048
522,843
3,867
529,651
3,583
512,605
3,516
464,155
3,509
Pennsylvania 60,738
5,092
56,887
4,894
61,168
4,822
54,298
4,387
57,255
4,071
72,998
5,106
96,942
6,121
92,622
6,157
114,449
6,321
Rhode Island 3,956
366
4,055
279
6,542
446
19,760
582
5,741
503
13,532
571
10,638
419
6,660
331
7,375
372
South Carolina 84,458
6,300
87,357
5,814
89,356
5,433
52,754
3,290
76,514
4,333
123,695
6,824
109,344
6,794
89,766
4,451
127,584
7,195
South Dakota 729,593
6,186
789,188
6,508
863,067
6,240
1,038,816
6,908
819,692
5,104
706,614
4,258
630,460
5,244
569,670
4,938
543,415
4,407
Tennessee 90,506
6,033
100,821
6,560
100,973
6,541
99,102
6,280
106,284
7,093
100,737
6,519
124,552
8,086
154,370
9,433
186,658
11,243
Texas 2,932,435
15,835
2,697,794
17,739
2,627,780
16,448
2,756,649
16,251
2,606,394
15,411
2,291,597
12,499
2,164,553
12,303
1,963,791
13,464
2,105,967
14,975
Utah 303,952
3,068
287,641
3,567
245,523
2,938
349,418
3,217
305,691
3,053
344,048
3,468
290,674
3,594
290,401
2,284
502,132
2,950
Vermont 30,085
2,913
46,490
3,289
58,827
2,999
59,918
2,821
67,699
2,499
53,666
1,928
63,845
3,095
65,759
4,505
75,661
5,175
Virginia 85,596
8,487
89,850
7,719
92,261
8,252
79,636
7,534
87,507
7,343
113,119
9,678
136,516
10,585
115,856
9,411
123,145
11,753
Washington 394,420
5,303
357,412
4,604
303,786
5,014
289,073
4,231
225,824
3,327
364,941
4,866
299,198
2,915
202,852
2,537
363,214
2,546
West Virginia 61,362
5,120
70,046
5,757
70,156
5,054
80,247
5,335
71,083
4,731
48,598
3,678
57,318
4,700
54,658
4,408
48,007
3,675
Wisconsin 173,123
11,929
181,623
11,888
144,395
10,378
153,508
11,460
179,501
12,682
173,431
13,055
204,466
14,750
188,303
13,732
155,579
10,556
Wyoming 1,395,839
3,104
1,333,256
2,555
991,072
2,009
770,926
1,929
682,929
1,409
812,525
1,411
807,623
1,486
921,365
1,498
849,216
1,460
Total 23,175,167
341,141
24,114,797
344,746
22,458,802
335,701
24,301,639
342,339
24,418,427
327,228
19,465,088
278,004
18,604,761
287,813
15,734,247
272,684
17,074,562
283,085
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Caribbean includes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Hawaii/Pacific includes Hawaii and the Pacific Basin.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation by Practice

The following set of chart/table combinations present conservation practice data grouped by purpose: Cropland Soil Quality, Fish and Wildlife Habitat, Forest Land Conservation, Grazing Land Conservation, Irrigation Efficiency, Water Quality, and Wetlands. Any practices not included in one of these groups are included in an All Other category. Data for practices in the All Other category can be downloaded in the Farm Bill Conservation Programs Profile csv file.

Note that there is some overlap between these groupings, since some practices address multiple resource concerns. Here land unit acres are counted each time a practice is applied on that land unit in the fiscal year. Therefore land unit acres may be counted multiple times across practices, practice groupings, and fiscal years. To learn more about specific conservation practices, see the National Handbook of Conservation Practices.


Conservation Practices Related to Cropland Soil Quality

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Cropland Soil Quality Management. The six components of soil quality management are: enhancing organic matter, avoiding excessive tillage, managing pests and nutrients efficiently, preventing soil compaction, keeping the ground covered, and diversifying cropping systems. Choosing specific practices within each component depends on the situation since different types of soil respond differently to the same practice. Each combination of soil type and land use calls for a different set of practices to enhance soil quality. Note that only practices applied on cropland or hay land are included.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Cropland Soil Quality Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Alley Cropping 311 251
24
127
15
117
18
89
12
84
10


26
2


0
1
Deep Tillage 324 13,804
197
27,438
393
20,876
306
36,104
777
35,252
773
18,925
427
9,613
213
6,161
126
4,793
139
Conservation Cover 327 28,488
751
26,637
741
61,110
841
32,401
1,112
43,907
1,016
20,443
543
18,027
776
19,123
748
27,904
965
Conservation Crop Rotation 328 860,732
18,691
896,214
19,037
889,585
18,747
986,962
19,846
930,632
21,931
167,691
7,569
182,367
6,392
186,785
6,859
185,163
7,582
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed 329 1,012,819
18,186
1,031,731
18,604
890,033
16,263
812,222
14,407
669,943
14,070
564,992
13,757
506,527
12,715
370,376
9,738
331,369
8,910
Contour Farming 330 26,231
635
27,574
715
43,365
901
48,436
936
43,781
1,164
2,062
141
1,098
126
666
72
256
50
Contour Orchard and Other Perennial Crops 331 428
49
488
43
357
49
784
73
848
69
357
42
171
35
468
55
455
29
Contour Buffer Strips 332 891
22
1,111
41
817
30
672
28
428
14
192
11
278
5
307
14
70
4
Cover Crop 340 312,552
8,756
417,606
9,837
477,292
11,910
542,125
13,656
648,983
18,058
825,808
24,628
999,527
30,285
964,286
30,611
1,201,670
39,701
Critical Area Planting 342 113,662
1,638
121,912
1,883
127,617
2,197
141,750
2,302
130,387
2,236
119,123
2,244
137,118
2,528
126,268
2,206
95,194
1,799
Residue Management, Seasonal 344 217,807
2,596
149,656
1,737
114,100
1,822
103,347
1,673
152,113
2,780
35,904
785
27,860
690
10,933
284
4,399
100
Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till 345 488,658
7,254
424,109
6,270
351,706
5,397
344,653
6,199
313,288
5,365
167,798
3,421
157,833
3,144
191,213
3,413
190,163
3,437
Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till 346 8,945
109
8,165
173
7,344
156
5,788
144
3,978
103
3,624
105
1,957
63
772
12
714
11
Diversion 362 18,737
281
18,331
228
17,973
312
16,964
331
16,829
278
15,447
292
20,727
302
17,483
294
18,771
256
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment 380 30,849
376
24,195
420
25,017
464
27,814
500
24,315
404
26,454
389
19,783
365
19,152
386
24,806
447
Silvopasture Establishment 381 118
4








67
1






Field Border 386 22,629
573
19,225
494
16,600
498
16,448
453
15,506
323
6,700
196
9,543
201
7,112
190
10,972
284
Riparian Forest Buffer 391 679
24
1,490
28
2,210
61
1,755
68
1,835
66
1,400
46
1,086
29
943
43
1,034
33
Grade Stabilization Structure 410 83,133
1,537
72,441
1,521
78,269
1,559
76,844
1,535
69,417
1,498
70,140
1,266
71,069
1,536
86,290
1,492
85,583
1,516
Grassed Waterway 412 118,843
1,861
103,691
1,922
118,638
2,010
112,097
1,919
91,568
1,440
79,909
1,264
84,868
1,381
73,229
1,174
88,420
1,227
Irrigation Water Management 449 498,548
8,333
445,751
7,652
378,740
6,682
438,973
7,658
426,006
8,242
351,706
6,951
382,689
7,354
443,937
7,915
513,371
9,025
Lined Waterway or Outlet 468 2,949
77
3,221
84
3,954
110
3,204
120
4,417
103
3,592
123
6,340
174
8,215
200
5,739
174
Mulching 484 15,337
398
23,929
665
23,538
797
30,566
1,020
37,131
1,109
55,517
1,630
85,238
2,069
85,207
2,110
83,713
1,973
Forage and Biomass Planting 512 127,474
3,301
138,623
3,756
98,989
2,602
112,987
2,765
146,559
2,556
61,974
1,851
92,496
2,384
100,591
2,560
95,099
2,513
Row Arrangement 557 2,032
51
3,076
130
3,421
109
10,532
140
6,779
191
292
38
324
19
271
24
53
16
Stripcropping 585 3,876
138
3,885
95
3,680
105
1,795
86
1,772
68
2,094
76
740
79
604
45
599
39
Cross Wind Ridges 588 3,715
54
2,588
18
4,492
64


276
3








Cross Wind Trap Strips 589C 260
1
















Nutrient Management 590 1,796,738
46,404
1,728,336
43,686
1,502,867
38,752
1,474,970
40,602
1,269,517
37,208
1,117,468
35,959
979,640
34,884
717,410
26,450
641,700
23,837
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 595 1,069,064
26,381
977,508
25,263
988,999
24,797
877,627
21,025
689,442
16,821
463,206
14,305
305,644
10,539
188,757
7,416
138,315
5,373
Terrace 600 277,482
3,355
196,992
2,513
247,262
3,116
231,751
2,861
177,518
2,303
166,776
2,049
134,793
1,838
140,091
1,668
183,780
1,945
Herbaceous Wind Barriers 603 1,660
12
3,482
50
1,041
22
347
13
359
14
321
20
274
14
156
11
43
6
Subsurface Drain 606 34,364
543
51,085
803
38,916
718
44,004
802
39,460
671
23,224
451
36,363
695
37,140
679
46,094
791
Toxic Salt Reduction 610 20,886
231
14,567
257
25,571
160
18,926
249
20,914
186
16,927
95
14,813
85
5,289
98
4,168
71
Underground Outlet 620 182,672
2,743
158,267
2,580
175,700
3,028
184,445
3,062
148,930
2,516
131,096
2,152
145,688
2,476
153,488
2,468
153,370
2,606
Water and Sediment Control Basin 638 79,321
1,281
80,182
1,312
78,019
1,410
78,917
1,413
70,472
1,246
60,804
988
91,152
1,492
112,135
1,708
131,110
1,847
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation 650 3,885
46
3,466
63
3,482
75
7,756
91
8,275
85
5,274
66
6,165
85
6,000
74
11,667
64
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Cropland Soil Quality Management were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of cropland treated with soil quality practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Cropland Soil Quality Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 4,678,939
156,913
4,605,066
153,029
4,456,224
146,088
4,533,893
147,878
4,185,299
144,920
3,048,500
123,881
2,929,743
124,975
2,674,629
111,143
2,801,299
116,771
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Conservation Practices Related to Fish and Wildlife

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management. The environment that NRCS helps its clients conserve, maintain, and improve is also habitat for fish and wildlife and other biological resources. While every practice and management action taken on the land has some effect on biological resources, the following practices are specifically related to fish and wildlife habitat.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Fish and Wildlife Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Conservation Cover 327 285,405
1,070
45,030
973
76,353
1,091
77,389
1,671
67,477
1,409
46,448
963
145,605
1,357
74,261
1,533
68,875
1,911
Riparian Herbaceous Cover 390 2,379
53
3,386
39
1,417
58
4,343
64
1,249
30
2,116
44
3,985
50
5,737
55
17,309
34
Riparian Forest Buffer 391 8,764
265
15,778
233
6,500
268
6,041
268
7,100
248
8,543
155
29,914
190
53,829
206
20,225
198
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management 395 5,435
21
5,547
59
2,460
37
2,904
52
9,602
70
6,419
85
46,114
61
92,175
103
17,566
97
Aquatic Organism Passage 396 945
9
437
21
692
10
8,268
18
2,619
20
25,020
23
75,642
27
1,596
22
59,618
36
Hedgerow Planting 422 2,475
81
3,411
126
3,537
151
6,692
178
5,412
187
8,077
171
5,161
164
5,040
155
4,457
186
Access Control 472 206,356
2,099
242,788
2,765
336,295
2,961
197,518
3,481
339,778
2,985
295,167
2,214
188,562
1,422
116,515
1,250
61,026
991
Streambank and Shoreline Protection 580 49,440
403
38,091
378
18,772
314
16,306
313
42,761
381
32,893
366
147,915
504
39,408
465
24,601
468
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats 643 124,777
410
43,147
470
341,016
429
101,857
594
127,849
695
73,654
430
75,669
307
25,017
177
16,097
168
Wetland Wildlife Habitat Management 644 418,253
392
17,083
227
22,552
277
29,887
824
17,183
233
31,340
694
48,608
1,001
77,307
998
88,257
863
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 645 1,324,199
6,142
1,904,852
4,674
959,328
5,730
2,208,170
7,322
1,319,236
3,929
1,058,401
2,808
875,827
2,331
431,752
1,704
386,674
1,878
Shallow Water Development and Management 646 11,156
172
7,567
118
199,005
3,232
88,627
1,865
158,211
2,844
82,983
1,353
68,659
1,088
17,917
250
7,923
130
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management 647 17,882
408
14,988
350
33,745
559
39,049
565
46,753
671
59,804
698
110,357
1,131
102,978
1,278
184,796
1,251
Wetland Restoration 657 579
15
834
16
980
11
5,176
42
3,278
63
814
34
1,616
34
696
22
4,638
56
Wetland Creation 658 1,786
8
82
2
174
4
334
19
95
11
1,309
12
3,527
20
9,334
31
3,620
41
Wetland Enhancement 659 6,023
24
236
8
1,685
22
3,799
22
3,033
12
33
3
143
8
227
6
650
19
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Watering Facility (614) is not included in the above table. It is included for the purposes of this report in the All Other Practices category.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Fish and Wildlife Management were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of the land treated with fish and wildlife habitat practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Fish and Wildlife Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 2,033,063
11,572
2,204,673
10,459
1,827,049
15,154
2,563,725
17,298
1,966,049
13,788
1,426,028
10,053
1,382,424
9,695
800,193
8,255
642,528
8,327
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Conservation Practices Related to Forest Land Conservation

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Forest Land Conservation. The goals of these practices are to restore and protect forest resources and improve fish and wildlife habitat and are related to: tree planting; forest stand improvement; thinning; prescribed burning; and controlling invasive plants. Note that only practices applied on grazed forest or forest land are included.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Forest Land Conservation Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Brush Management 314 73,772
144
44,817
195
369,308
293
144,972
831
410,147
1,526
667,499
1,784
371,086
1,973
381,428
2,176
231,060
2,583
Herbaceous Weed Control 315



9,837
60
22,728
222
47,135
385
55,132
577
109,017
850
198,525
968
189,467
998
Prescribed Burning 338 75,495
731
88,576
1,023
103,460
1,067
81,535
967
118,248
1,393
405,105
1,843
193,718
2,359
376,970
2,928
593,451
3,501
Multi-Story Cropping 379



38
1
2
1
283
1


5
1
4
3
7
1
Fuel Break 383 1,890
16
7,803
32
33,330
93
33,310
107
50,202
116
29,701
85
152,563
103
219,979
129
489,758
144
Woody Residue Treatment 384 31,832
357
81,470
600
128,502
770
321,829
928
282,662
919
490,240
833
511,580
852
479,691
927
492,880
1,059
Riparian Forest Buffer 391 1,550
42
6,437
41
1,449
41
1,327
45
1,973
49
2,597
27
21,476
32
2,356
32
8,795
34
Firebreak 394 47,062
539
85,848
825
77,627
749
62,690
708
77,224
980
102,908
1,349
153,838
1,845
243,941
2,112
256,714
2,555
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management 395 34
3
145
2
207
3
952
8
2,016
18
2,395
23
44,396
19
88,916
20
12,416
32
Prescribed Forestry 409 54,519
963
27,919
379
6,443
152
7,732
73
4,657
25








Access Control 472 26,252
555
91,019
1,077
48,079
997
61,487
1,148
79,019
974
63,195
692
110,100
521
42,631
490
27,364
380
Tree/Shrub Site Preparation 490 107,445
1,353
131,154
1,598
106,321
1,566
238,186
1,670
552,348
2,486
706,071
2,661
209,510
3,150
357,807
3,282
454,948
3,431
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 595 145,015
899
292,468
813
111,250
944
127,716
625
60,795
318
15,460
175
4,003
85
2,435
79
1,037
59
Tree/Shrub Establishment 612 225,025
1,517
189,544
1,968
246,453
2,230
227,946
2,018
666,492
2,907
1,000,729
3,091
324,628
3,518
304,684
3,287
1,106,377
3,707
Restoration and Management of Rare or Declining Habitats 643 45,266
196
16,965
249
13,203
231
25,097
327
30,132
494
18,020
238
16,179
129
13,392
71
8,372
46
Upland Wildlife Habitat Management 645 79,595
1,008
104,874
875
109,012
1,128
280,700
1,339
94,300
965
55,790
605
57,289
577
37,902
444
54,790
386
Early Successional Habitat Development/Management 647 12,259
126
10,659
119
29,146
224
31,642
261
36,747
279
47,765
289
72,870
438
81,561
505
151,274
471
Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment 654 125
1
353
3
2,563
3
899
2
394,916
13
161,831
6
10,568
19
612
6
604
8
Forest Trails and Landings 655 102,263
203
52,655
337
38,264
327
41,321
345
43,461
240
50,473
369
66,119
382
58,562
375
72,065
462
Tree/Shrub Pruning 660 12,246
184
25,570
226
23,930
278
65,428
331
113,907
344
212,777
287
242,770
308
174,969
309
399,789
395
Forest Stand Improvement 666 803,256
3,172
1,678,694
5,081
971,772
5,642
1,085,493
5,579
1,352,302
4,866
885,037
4,426
1,431,198
4,188
1,136,065
4,164
828,963
4,461
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Forest Land Conservation were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of forest and grazed forest land treated with conservation practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Forest Land Conservation Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 1,049,912
12,009
1,485,103
15,443
1,279,366
16,799
1,532,730
17,535
1,752,408
19,298
1,876,265
19,360
1,636,320
21,349
1,349,932
22,307
1,503,677
24,713
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Conservation Practices Related to Grazing Land Conservation

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Grazing Land Conservation. NRCS is committed to conserving and enhancing private grazing land resources. This includes conservation practices which: conserve and improve wildlife habitat on private grazing land; conserve and improve fish habitat and aquatic systems through grazing land conservation treatment; protect and improve water quality; improve the dependability and consistency of water supplies; and identify and manage weed, noxious weed, and brush encroachment problems. Note that only practices applied on grazed range, grazed forest, native and naturalized pasture, or pasture land are included.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Grazing Land Conservation Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Brush Management 314 3,357,572
7,972
3,965,990
8,156
4,137,330
8,399
3,814,497
8,434
3,469,120
7,859
3,959,281
6,956
6,893,816
7,088
4,224,636
7,119
5,578,472
7,345
Herbaceous Weed Control 315



11,082
209
180,405
1,763
379,155
3,114
430,975
3,024
472,786
3,485
528,816
3,712
542,419
4,177
Channel Bank Vegetation 322 1,294
6
1,166
20
1,113
11
1,765
19
126
3
322
4
14
3
273
2
14
2
Prescribed Burning 338 147,377
597
137,828
673
135,842
645
121,088
441
88,422
329
407,911
542
117,976
406
169,658
397
153,640
425
Critical Area Planting 342 136,811
1,257
132,123
1,450
153,079
1,407
160,615
1,521
124,445
1,348
294,373
1,309
222,456
1,419
100,213
1,480
110,248
1,266
Pond 378 420,184
1,716
383,932
1,468
320,554
1,616
201,126
1,321
230,080
1,349
154,091
902
120,836
903
322,070
992
204,203
805
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment 380 56,920
221
46,156
293
57,786
305
45,308
277
22,836
192
48,704
234
34,145
230
35,371
212
24,019
192
Silvopasture Establishment 381 115
5
364
5
471
16
1,333
8
43
3
458
24
1,586
8
1,915
13
1,949
24
Fence 382 3,363,364
15,911
3,846,880
15,850
3,550,874
15,041
3,449,837
14,570
3,775,913
12,654
2,566,272
11,455
2,504,400
12,231
2,880,736
12,919
2,856,889
12,555
Forage Harvest Management 511 12,772
402
16,063
619
26,226
907
33,957
1,267
34,042
1,164
2,809
67
1,773
37
1,872
21
651
18
Forage and Biomass Planting 512 323,529
8,450
289,005
7,650
236,566
6,939
242,212
6,689
257,242
8,056
210,818
5,711
202,082
5,157
226,180
5,242
276,063
5,081
Livestock Pipeline 516 4,121,268
10,023
4,426,155
9,851
3,822,622
9,613
3,761,736
9,694
3,958,741
8,954
3,641,145
8,095
3,782,708
8,749
3,188,428
8,474
4,057,053
8,501
Prescribed Grazing 528 4,967,066
24,950
4,403,352
24,850
5,247,348
25,603
6,623,234
26,718
6,213,806
23,953
2,924,258
14,930
2,887,390
14,128
2,675,876
12,568
2,760,045
12,153
Pumping Plant 533 1,634,221
1,249
2,272,703
1,732
1,357,259
1,736
1,847,162
1,899
2,344,126
2,037
1,273,541
1,890
1,711,329
2,135
1,490,655
1,895
1,744,892
2,033
Grazing Land Mechanical Treatment 548 50,558
126
31,338
315
27,914
173
15,867
87
11,529
52
11,467
47
8,305
41
9,170
19
1,194
26
Range Planting 550 344,494
804
363,377
932
291,892
713
277,493
750
351,948
703
300,478
786
505,661
777
216,619
639
380,395
779
Access Road 560 154,426
260
103,166
272
153,135
279
190,032
302
220,638
248
461,315
262
87,086
200
45,288
224
87,606
218
Heavy Use Area Protection 561 129,597
3,376
222,455
3,707
244,731
4,022
248,325
3,794
393,781
3,828
506,657
4,380
483,945
6,030
528,452
6,479
483,667
6,705
Animal Trails and Walkways 575 28,057
281
17,420
331
14,946
368
21,500
362
9,512
224
13,996
195
39,636
196
10,653
178
7,412
183
Streambank and Shoreline Protection 580 24,094
180
25,808
153
13,612
122
10,316
138
15,881
132
21,408
145
135,581
231
19,691
206
13,976
206
Channel Bed Stabilization 584 80
3
5,636
14
282
5
2,831
16
13,900
12
1,186
21
2,931
57
361
17
1,005
13
Nutrient Management 590 284,745
8,355
227,055
7,130
261,522
7,048
213,652
7,015
163,454
5,006
89,986
2,704
75,320
2,316
35,389
1,634
29,992
1,483
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 595 1,170,369
7,592
1,212,061
6,697
843,081
6,572
699,475
5,457
582,170
3,599
255,245
1,371
132,036
748
56,431
309
22,438
244
Toxic Salt Reduction 610 58,779
6
83
3
72
2
20
1
305
6
165
3
165
3




Watering Facility 614 6,471,650
12,148
7,134,225
11,876
6,064,196
11,597
5,888,517
11,944
7,022,483
10,582
8,239,079
9,816
7,191,738
10,644
5,002,382
10,734
6,093,867
11,115
Waste Recycling 633 24,256
1,070
23,911
1,173
23,802
819
21,783
899
14,790
640
9,641
286
3,394
116
2,366
14
466
15
Water and Sediment Control Basin 638 14,649
124
9,016
124
47,718
105
5,771
110
4,765
87
1,566
44
2,643
68
3,557
86
5,214
105
Water Well 642 999,508
1,643
1,450,547
1,769
858,837
1,603
822,175
1,644
1,419,935
1,775
1,058,057
1,599
735,601
1,617
750,016
1,360
958,702
1,455
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation 650 189
5
831
17
1,890
16
3,374
26
3,048
32
2,757
36
7,417
61
5,423
37
2,719
43
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Grazing Land Conservation were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of grazing land treated with conservation practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Grazing Land Conservation Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 14,877,535
108,732
15,757,226
107,130
14,845,991
105,891
15,663,517
107,166
15,887,847
97,941
12,586,266
76,838
11,096,425
79,084
9,850,657
76,982
10,018,148
77,167
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Conservation Practices Related to Irrigation Efficiency

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Irrigation Efficiency. The goal of these practices is to assist in properly designing, installing and maintaining irrigation systems to ensure uniform and efficient distribution of water, thereby conserving water and protecting water resources. Note that pumping plant (533) installation is only counted when applied on cropland or hay land.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Irrigation Efficiency Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Irrigation Canal or Lateral 320 3,653
26
79
1
90
3
119
1
301
3
74
1




305
3
Irrigation Field Ditch 388 1,529
25
972
28
4,445
9
1,160
21
1,499
18
836
15
2,254
20
685
14
337
10
Irrigation Ditch Lining 428 23,933
242
4,826
169
5,138
201
3,568
153
5,703
161
4,548
133
2,857
90
3,262
104
3,193
114
Irrigation Pipeline 430 309,072
4,024
275,837
4,123
226,118
3,567
296,432
3,528
226,555
3,536
216,577
3,239
188,332
3,200
204,049
3,109
189,554
3,252
Irrigation Reservoir 436 10,937
153
13,951
177
11,631
151
7,463
128
11,323
157
11,594
219
10,297
205
15,023
177
8,233
175
Irrigation System, Microirrigation 441 57,695
1,327
40,822
1,110
54,624
1,394
55,828
1,550
69,279
1,557
54,211
1,486
59,820
1,784
58,091
1,744
51,206
1,535
Irrigation System, Sprinkler 442 255,117
3,125
244,904
3,237
195,330
2,809
196,117
2,734
177,944
2,537
117,365
1,862
141,927
2,083
114,890
1,806
136,504
2,057
Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface 443 46,008
960
34,619
913
25,880
654
23,137
615
30,821
791
21,525
412
21,097
459
27,317
546
26,075
644
Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery 447 6,775
96
3,217
78
3,119
71
5,111
79
2,591
48
1,555
34
1,871
30
2,531
20
2,417
25
Irrigation Water Management 449 559,417
8,892
460,127
8,105
393,883
7,052
457,607
8,071
435,640
8,623
365,773
7,388
391,516
7,796
454,481
8,302
528,931
9,402
Irrigation Land Leveling 464 85,936
1,694
62,155
1,329
65,825
1,210
63,189
1,311
66,455
1,373
62,543
1,226
64,843
1,307
69,978
1,282
58,663
1,098
Pumping Plant 533 74,294
827
85,137
1,068
67,498
893
68,153
874
61,384
854
57,782
897
76,445
1,141
75,662
1,210
92,629
1,302
Structure for Water Control 587 534,518
2,741
368,189
2,750
746,880
2,421
757,933
2,661
1,487,972
3,061
744,107
2,820
609,012
3,808
537,102
4,174
569,721
4,543
Toxic Salt Reduction 610 79,665
237
14,736
266
25,644
162
18,946
250
21,299
194
17,173
101
15,053
89
5,289
98
4,168
71
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Irrigation Efficiency were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of land treated to improve irrigation efficiency by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Irrigation Efficiency Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 1,285,187
24,369
1,044,181
23,354
1,084,555
20,597
1,150,068
21,976
1,172,393
22,913
955,277
19,833
926,716
22,012
936,450
22,586
975,606
24,231
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Conservation Practices Related to Water Quality

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Water Quality. Water quality is an indicator of the health of our environment and reflects what occurs on the land. The primary water quality issues from agriculture are sediment, nutrients, pesticides, pathogens, and in some parts of the country, salinity. Using conservation practices to improve land in an environmentally sound manner will result in better water quality for drinking, recreation, wildlife, fisheries and industry.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017

Only practices representing a significant portion of the total for the period are included in the above chart. Practices not included are summed into the All Other category.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Water Quality Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Alley Cropping 311 251
24
127
15
124
19
89
12
84
10


26
2


0
1
Waste Storage Facility 313 39,195
1,490
36,882
1,254
28,425
1,288
31,259
1,292
22,328
1,103
25,306
1,017
24,426
1,046
30,786
1,197
23,403
1,063
Animal Mortality Facility 316 2,401
157
4,527
211
3,315
185
3,316
199
3,753
210
229,958
620
9,176
335
8,410
397
7,998
405
Composting Facility 317 3,644
179
5,610
273
3,996
207
4,811
271
3,173
213
1,182
108
2,540
87
580
44
612
34
Channel Bank Vegetation 322 1,505
15
1,883
42
2,220
59
2,491
42
338
34
355
8
14
3
304
4
205
7
Conservation Cover 327 285,405
1,070
45,030
973
76,353
1,091
77,389
1,671
67,477
1,409
46,448
963
145,605
1,357
74,261
1,533
68,875
1,911
Conservation Crop Rotation 328 867,381
18,827
902,265
19,151
896,116
18,898
1,047,819
20,048
940,510
22,178
168,078
7,593
182,589
6,412
187,595
6,910
186,966
7,632
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed 329 1,016,336
18,253
1,034,562
18,649
895,143
16,321
816,367
14,463
675,038
14,140
566,146
13,797
507,322
12,760
372,245
9,782
335,024
8,959
Contour Farming 330 27,316
667
27,633
719
43,810
907
48,640
942
44,072
1,182
2,062
141
1,100
127
666
72
256
50
Contour Orchard and Other Perennial Crops 331 428
49
489
44
357
49
784
73
848
69
357
42
171
35
468
55
455
29
Contour Buffer Strips 332 1,009
23
1,111
41
817
30
745
29
428
14
192
11
278
5
307
14
70
4
Cover Crop 340 319,330
8,859
425,256
10,075
491,180
12,299
555,483
14,222
675,047
18,667
861,183
25,379
1,046,530
31,237
1,007,451
31,380
1,259,139
40,445
Critical Area Planting 342 270,901
3,402
297,394
3,963
346,980
4,178
339,773
4,468
388,249
4,188
452,734
4,298
1,048,130
4,835
400,046
4,640
260,233
3,942
Residue and Tillage Management, Mulch Till 345 489,057
7,272
425,771
6,322
352,130
5,417
345,238
6,219
314,155
5,400
167,866
3,423
163,046
3,165
193,916
3,457
193,353
3,466
Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till 346 8,945
109
8,165
173
7,344
156
5,980
151
3,978
103
3,624
105
1,960
64
772
12
714
11
Sediment Basin 350 8,636
190
8,044
157
16,137
103
4,077
92
3,757
91
2,132
62
1,623
49
5,367
38
3,855
23
Water Well Decommissioning 351 34,560
340
44,139
296
33,197
234
123,093
237
36,348
213
25,522
151
581,355
169
35,871
170
19,683
113
Waste Treatment Lagoon 359 2,651
95
1,670
72
287
20
332
13
254
12
45
4
569
8
305
10
133
6
Waste Facility Closure 360 2,441
151
3,430
166
1,939
126
1,847
146
2,009
143
1,755
114
1,763
144
2,466
156
1,955
126
Diversion 362 88,925
631
93,598
594
69,826
563
122,609
634
29,934
501
51,420
468
53,381
492
37,501
538
39,581
440
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Establishment 380 94,421
942
80,512
1,105
91,498
1,194
87,552
1,378
55,580
1,035
84,659
1,008
61,531
1,042
65,592
1,018
55,646
972
Riparian Herbaceous Cover 390 2,379
53
3,386
39
1,417
58
4,343
64
1,249
30
2,116
44
3,985
50
5,737
55
17,309
34
Riparian Forest Buffer 391 8,764
265
15,778
233
6,500
268
6,041
268
7,100
248
8,543
155
29,914
190
53,829
206
20,225
198
Filter Strip 393 14,499
377
15,345
335
13,468
323
12,034
330
8,482
231
4,713
176
2,099
94
4,854
108
3,011
108
Stream Habitat Improvement and Management 395 5,435
21
5,547
59
2,460
37
2,904
52
9,602
70
6,419
85
46,114
61
92,175
103
17,566
97
Grade Stabilization Structure 410 226,058
2,353
194,056
2,241
343,060
2,271
579,066
2,226
235,885
2,074
124,685
1,821
121,526
2,172
137,243
2,143
166,662
2,161
Grassed Waterway 412 126,308
2,113
112,073
2,165
127,812
2,205
120,596
2,167
96,957
1,621
83,553
1,420
88,496
1,530
77,104
1,338
92,832
1,396
Irrigation System, Microirrigation 441 57,695
1,327
40,822
1,110
54,624
1,394
55,828
1,550
69,279
1,557
54,211
1,486
59,820
1,784
58,091
1,744
51,206
1,535
Irrigation System, Tailwater Recovery 447 6,775
96
3,217
78
3,119
71
5,111
79
2,591
48
1,555
34
1,871
30
2,531
20
2,417
25
Irrigation Water Management 449 559,417
8,892
460,127
8,105
393,883
7,052
457,607
8,071
435,640
8,623
365,773
7,388
391,516
7,796
454,481
8,302
528,931
9,402
Access Control 472 206,356
2,099
242,788
2,765
336,295
2,961
197,518
3,481
339,778
2,985
295,167
2,214
188,562
1,422
116,515
1,250
61,026
991
Mulching 484 114,500
691
42,972
959
38,201
1,104
53,565
1,397
61,218
1,668
108,381
2,692
771,779
3,632
193,408
3,785
164,253
3,432
Prescribed Grazing 528 5,046,759
26,726
4,473,610
26,573
5,300,778
27,298
6,706,850
28,499
6,272,684
25,606
2,952,759
15,941
2,956,013
15,265
2,749,121
13,731
3,011,859
13,452
Drainage Water Management 554 1,592
50
1,058
79
2,627
115
5,923
162
17,163
301
12,527
261
11,931
233
15,434
357
11,229
291
Roof Runoff Structure 558 16,224
488
12,153
509
7,199
495
9,491
601
7,513
591
9,870
545
11,016
730
10,567
712
10,055
815
Access Road 560 207,034
764
196,544
763
576,586
758
929,575
917
1,552,423
760
832,843
709
1,226,284
685
347,795
739
295,679
724
Heavy Use Area Protection 561 315,722
4,497
253,580
5,376
268,699
5,286
287,000
5,195
440,437
5,188
546,208
5,786
1,656,010
7,863
579,983
8,342
1,650,300
8,953
Stream Crossing 578 198,983
643
118,326
670
549,229
767
403,997
824
565,235
650
312,609
647
284,200
700
129,689
608
140,234
632
Streambank and Shoreline Protection 580 49,440
403
38,091
378
18,772
314
16,306
313
42,761
381
32,893
366
147,915
504
39,408
465
24,601
468
Stripcropping 585 3,876
138
3,885
95
3,680
105
1,795
86
1,772
68
2,094
76
740
79
604
45
599
39
Structure for Water Control 587 534,518
2,741
368,189
2,750
746,880
2,421
757,933
2,661
1,487,972
3,061
744,107
2,820
609,012
3,808
537,102
4,174
569,721
4,543
Nutrient Management 590 2,090,645
54,977
1,962,545
51,017
1,770,287
46,038
1,694,341
47,837
1,438,482
42,421
1,210,984
38,814
1,058,587
37,403
754,986
28,191
675,284
25,421
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) 595 2,380,488
35,156
2,296,617
32,959
1,906,347
32,473
1,650,077
27,344
1,315,587
20,879
730,702
15,970
442,245
11,460
248,318
7,858
162,519
5,730
Terrace 600 279,210
3,392
198,219
2,557
248,998
3,157
233,670
2,889
180,749
2,325
169,306
2,069
135,985
1,868
143,690
1,707
185,314
1,976
Toxic Salt Reduction 610 79,665
237
14,736
266
25,644
162
18,946
250
21,299
194
17,173
101
15,053
89
5,289
98
4,168
71
Tree/Shrub Establishment 612 282,666
2,168
213,759
2,694
276,311
2,890
263,078
2,692
709,973
3,652
1,044,255
3,757
365,508
4,111
374,237
3,881
1,196,168
4,454
Waste Treatment 629 199
16
254
29
691
46
1,952
108
2,132
128
3,689
167
3,779
148
2,611
103
2,732
109
Waste Recycling 633 166,892
5,183
162,037
4,788
129,697
3,992
138,649
4,716
94,395
3,244
56,114
1,651
34,230
937
11,961
333
6,919
294
Waste Transfer 634 41,896
959
45,033
1,006
41,751
952
40,979
993
29,631
813
33,985
902
26,811
792
20,859
759
32,591
710
Vegetated Treatment Area 635 2,556
104
1,190
113
1,637
88
2,538
135
3,473
132
3,066
93
5,502
102
3,016
106
1,149
64
Water and Sediment Control Basin 638 94,477
1,427
91,764
1,470
126,887
1,550
85,245
1,556
75,450
1,349
63,059
1,043
94,993
1,590
116,866
1,826
139,478
1,988
Windbreak/Shelterbelt Renovation 650 6,142
125
5,458
167
8,132
268
17,257
428
15,379
352
10,563
305
18,455
458
15,239
397
17,852
328
Constructed Wetland 656 4
1
34
1
37
2
26
2






4
1
27
1
Wetland Restoration 657 579
15
834
16
980
11
5,176
42
3,278
63
814
34
1,616
34
696
22
4,638
56
Wetland Creation 658 1,786
8
82
2
174
4
334
19
95
11
1,309
12
3,527
20
9,334
31
3,620
41
Wetland Enhancement 659 6,023
24
236
8
1,685
22
3,799
22
3,033
12
33
3
143
8
227
6
650
19
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Water Quality were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of land treated with water quality practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Water Quality Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 11,825,403
221,274
11,185,975
216,670
11,771,407
210,302
13,405,390
214,578
12,894,663
202,251
8,256,818
168,899
7,960,214
171,022
6,751,514
154,973
7,522,108
160,197
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

Conservation Practices Related to Wetlands

The following chart and table includes practices that are related to Wetlands. Healthy wetland ecosystems function to modulate drought and floods, provide wildlife habitat, filter pollutants, retain sediment, store carbon, and cycle nutrients. The goal of the wetland conservation practices is to restore, enhance and protect the quality and quantity of wetlands.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation, FY 2009-2017
Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) by Fiscal Year
EQIP Wetlands Practices
Practice Name Practice Code 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Wetland Restoration 657 579
15
834
16
980
11
5,176
42
3,278
63
814
34
1,616
34
696
22
4,638
56
Wetland Creation 658 1,786
8
82
2
174
4
334
19
95
11
1,309
12
3,527
20
9,334
31
3,620
41
Wetland Enhancement 659 6,023
24
236
8
1,685
22
3,799
22
3,033
12
33
3
143
8
227
6
650
19
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

The following table includes program information under which the above practices related to Wetlands were applied. These data reflect the geographic extent of land treated with wetland conservation practices by each conservation program during a fiscal year. Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years, but are only counted once per fiscal year.

Land Unit Acres Receiving Conservation (including practice count) Fiscal Year
EQIP Wetlands Practices
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count Acres Count
Land Unit Acres treated by at least one practice 8,123
47
1,152
26
2,839
37
9,224
83
6,343
86
1,235
49
3,918
62
4,341
59
6,367
116
Notes:
• Data Source: USDA-NRCS, National Planning and Agreements Database, October 2017.
• Land unit acres may be counted multiple times across fiscal years.

More Information

The data in this report can be downloaded here.


For more information about NRCS Conservation Programs, visit http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/

Citation for this website:
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Financial Management Modernization Initiative (FMMI) 2012-2017 Data October 2017
Foundation Financial Information System (FFIS) 2009-2011 Data
ProTracts Program Contracts System October 2017
National Planning and Agreements Database October 2017
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Washington, DC. 30 April 2018*
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