Share of conservation spending by major programs and predecessors in the 2014 and previous farm acts

Percent

  Conservation Reserve Program Environmental Quality Incentives Program* Conservation Stewardship Program** Agricultural Conservation Easement Program*** Regional Conservation Partners Programs****
Actual 1996-2002 79.9 11.1 0 8.8 0.2
Actual 2003-07 54.7 27.6 5.1 10.9 1.8
Actual 2008-13 41.8 27.9 13.7 14.3 2.3
Projected 2014-18 37 28.5 25.4 7.2 1.8

*Includes EQIP and the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP) for 1996-2013. **Includes the Conservation Security Program for 2002-07. ***Includes the Wetland Reserve Program, Farmland Protection Program, and Grassland Reserve Program (easement portion) for 1996-2013. ****Includes the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program, Chesapeake Bay Watershed Program, Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative, and Great Lakes Basin Program for 1996-2013. Source: USDA, Economic Research Service analysis of Office of Budget and Policy Analysis data on actual expenditures for 1996-2013; spending levels provided in the 2014 Farm Act and Congressional Budget Office estimates for 2014-18.