Cost share program funds available to farmers

Published 12:26 pm Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District expects to receive a cost share allocation from the state in September for non-point source pollution control from agricultural activities. These funds will be available to assist farmers install best management practices, which help decrease the amount of sediment and nutrients entering our watercourses.
For Program Year 2013, that begins today, land owners and operators may apply for cost share assistance to install conservation practices such as conservation tillage, variable rate nutrient management, water control structures, cover crops, animal waste management, incinerators for dead animal disposal and lagoon closures.
If you want more information or would like to apply for funds, call the Soil and Water Conservation District’s office at (252) 946-4989 (Ext. 3) or come by
their office at 155 Airport Road.
A conservation specialist will visit your farm to discuss solutions for protecting creeks and streams that flow into the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse River Basins.