Trends in major USDA conservation program expenditures, 1984-2012

$ billion (2010 dollars)

Area graph with 29 groups and 4 items per group.

Group 1, 1984, Total value of 0.9.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1984.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.4 which is 44.4% of 1984.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1984.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.5 which is 55.6% of 1984.
Group 2, 1985, Total value of 0.9.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1985.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.4 which is 44.4% of 1985.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1985.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.5 which is 55.6% of 1985.
Group 3, 1986, Total value of 0.8.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1986.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 37.5% of 1986.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1986.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.5 which is 62.5% of 1986.
Group 4, 1987, Total value of 2.2.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1987.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.4 which is 18.2% of 1987.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 1.2 which is 54.5% of 1987.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.6 which is 27.3% of 1987.
Group 5, 1988, Total value of 2.7.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1988.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.4 which is 14.8% of 1988.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 1.7 which is 63.0% of 1988.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.6 which is 22.2% of 1988.
Group 6, 1989, Total value of 3.1.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1989.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 9.7% of 1989.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.2 which is 71.0% of 1989.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.6 which is 19.4% of 1989.
Group 7, 1990, Total value of 3.3.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1990.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.4 which is 12.1% of 1990.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.3 which is 69.7% of 1990.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.6 which is 18.2% of 1990.
Group 8, 1991, Total value of 3.3.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1991.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 9.1% of 1991.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 72.7% of 1991.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.6 which is 18.2% of 1991.
Group 9, 1992, Total value of 3.4.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1992.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 8.8% of 1992.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 70.6% of 1992.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 20.6% of 1992.
Group 10, 1993, Total value of 3.2.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1993.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 9.4% of 1993.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.2 which is 68.8% of 1993.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 21.9% of 1993.
Group 11, 1994, Total value of 3.6.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1994.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 8.3% of 1994.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.6 which is 72.2% of 1994.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 19.4% of 1994.
Group 12, 1995, Total value of 3.4.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1995.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.2 which is 5.9% of 1995.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.5 which is 73.5% of 1995.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 20.6% of 1995.
Group 13, 1996, Total value of 3.4.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1996.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 8.8% of 1996.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 70.6% of 1996.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 20.6% of 1996.
Group 14, 1997, Total value of 3.4.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1997.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 8.8% of 1997.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 70.6% of 1997.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 20.6% of 1997.
Group 15, 1998, Total value of 3.6.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1998.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 8.3% of 1998.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.6 which is 72.2% of 1998.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 19.4% of 1998.
Group 16, 1999, Total value of 3.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 1999.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.2 which is 6.7% of 1999.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.1 which is 70.0% of 1999.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 23.3% of 1999.
Group 17, 2000, Total value of 3.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 2000.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.2 which is 6.7% of 2000.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.1 which is 70.0% of 2000.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 23.3% of 2000.
Group 18, 2001, Total value of 3.3.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0 which is .0% of 2001.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.3 which is 9.1% of 2001.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.2 which is 66.7% of 2001.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.8 which is 24.2% of 2001.
Group 19, 2002, Total value of 3.9.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.1 which is 2.6% of 2002.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.5 which is 12.8% of 2002.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.5 which is 64.1% of 2002.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.8 which is 20.5% of 2002.
Group 20, 2003, Total value of 4.3.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.2 which is 4.7% of 2003.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 0.9 which is 20.9% of 2003.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 55.8% of 2003.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.8 which is 18.6% of 2003.
Group 21, 2004, Total value of 4.7.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.2 which is 4.3% of 2004.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 1.2 which is 25.5% of 2004.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 51.1% of 2004.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.9 which is 19.1% of 2004.
Group 22, 2005, Total value of 4.8.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.2 which is 4.2% of 2005.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 1.4 which is 29.2% of 2005.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 50.0% of 2005.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.8 which is 16.7% of 2005.
Group 23, 2006, Total value of 4.6.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.1 which is 2.2% of 2006.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 1.5 which is 32.6% of 2006.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.3 which is 50.0% of 2006.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 15.2% of 2006.
Group 24, 2007, Total value of 4.6.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.1 which is 2.2% of 2007.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 1.5 which is 32.6% of 2007.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.3 which is 50.0% of 2007.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 15.2% of 2007.
Group 25, 2008, Total value of 4.7.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.1 which is 2.1% of 2008.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 1.7 which is 36.2% of 2008.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.2 which is 46.8% of 2008.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 14.9% of 2008.
Group 26, 2009, Total value of 4.9.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.2 which is 4.1% of 2009.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 1.6 which is 32.7% of 2009.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 49.0% of 2009.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 14.3% of 2009.
Group 27, 2010, Total value of 5.6.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.3 which is 5.4% of 2010.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 2 which is 35.7% of 2010.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.5 which is 44.6% of 2010.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.8 which is 14.3% of 2010.
Group 28, 2011, Total value of 5.7.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.2 which is 3.5% of 2011.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 2.3 which is 40.4% of 2011.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.5 which is 43.9% of 2011.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 12.3% of 2011.
Group 29, 2012, Total value of 5.7.
Item 1, Agricultural land preservation (FPP and GRP) value of 0.2 which is 3.5% of 2012.
Item 2, Working land (EQIP and predecessors, CSP, WHIP, and others) value of 2.4 which is 42.1% of 2012.
Item 3, Land retirement (CRP and WRP) value of 2.4 which is 42.1% of 2012.
Item 4, Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA) value of 0.7 which is 12.3% of 2012.

Source: ERS analysis of USDA Office of Budget and Policy Analysis (OBPA) data.