Funds anticipated for cost-share programs
From Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District
The Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District expects to receive cost share program allocations for the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program, the Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program and Community Conservation Assistance Program from the Soil and Water Conservation Commission in August. These funds will be available to assist farmers and landowners with the installation of best-management practices that will help to decrease the amount of sediment, nutrients, nitrogen, phosphorus, chemicals and other pollutants entering the surface and ground waters of the state. Best-management practices through AgWRAP will help to increase water use efficiency, availability and storage in addition to conserving and protecting water resources.
For Program Year 2019, which begins on July 1, 2018, farmers, land owners and operators may apply for cost-share assistance to install conservation practices such as 3-year conservation tillage, long term no-till, precision nutrient management, precision agrichemical application, cover crops, land smoothing, water control structures, agricultural pond restoration/repair/sediment removal, lagoon closures, rain gardens, water wells, well closures, agricultural water supply ponds and irrigation wells.
If you would like more information or would like to apply for funds, call the District’s office at 252-946-4989, ext. 3, or come by our office at 155-C Airport Road. District staff members will be available to assist you and can visit your farm to discuss solutions for protecting creeks, streams, lakes and rivers in the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse river basins.