Funds anticipated for cost share programs

Published 10:54 am Thursday, July 1, 2021

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The Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District anticipates the receipt of cost share program allocations for the North Carolina Agriculture Cost Share Program and the Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program from the Soil and Water Conservation Commission in July 2021.  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 2022, which began July 1, farmers, landowners, and operators may apply for cost share assistance to install the following conservation practices:  residue and tillage management, precision nutrient management, precision agrichemical application, cover crops, land smoothing, water control structures, agricultural pond restoration/repair/sediment removal, conservation irrigation conversion, abandoned well closures, irrigation wells, and lagoon closures.

If you want more information or would like to apply for funds, call the district’s office at 252-946-4989 (ext. 3).  District staff members are available to provide assistance, and they can visit your farm to discuss solutions for protecting creeks, streams, lakes, and rivers in the Tar-Pamlico and Neuse River Basins.”