Annual spending for major USDA conservation programs, 1996-2018 1/

Billion (2012 dollars)

  Actual Projected
1996 3.54  
1997 3.47  
1998 3.75  
1999 3.15  
2000 3.19  
2001 3.41  
2002 4.04  
2003 4.54  
2004 4.86  
2005 4.93  
2006 4.78  
2007 4.77  
2008 4.95  
2009 5.09  
2010 5.77  
2011 5.99  
2012 5.93  
2013 5.95  
2014   5.52
2015   6.01
2016   5.97
2017   5.89
2018   5.8

1/ Includes the CRP, ACEP, EQIP, CSP, RCPP, CTA and predecessor programs. Spending is adjusted to constant (2012) dollars, assuming annual inflation of 2 percent for 2014-18. Sources: USDA, Economic Research Service analysis of Office of Budget and Policy Analysis (OBPA) data on actual funding for 1996-2013; OBPA projections for 2014, Congressional Budget office projections for 2015-18 for CRP and CSP, and funding specified in the 2014 Farm Act for 2015-18 for ACEP, EQIP, and RCPP. CTA funding assumed flat for 2014-2018 at $714 million (nominal).