Livestock Exclusion Fencing
Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District provides agriculture program assistance to farms and/or rural landowners through an annual allocation of funds from the state of NC for several cost-share program. Funds for program year 2018 began on July 1, 2017.
Reimbursement for most conservation practices through these cost share programs is 75 percent of predetermined average costs.
Due to limited funds, interested persons should contact the Conservation District as soon as possible so their applications can be ranked for possible funding.
Overview: ACSP for non-point source pollution control funds are available to landowners and operators to install conservation practices such as livestock exclusion from waterways, animal waste management systems, livestock watering systems and cropland conversion to grass or trees.
FY19 amount is $49,591 in agricultural cost share funds. The district also received $10,988 in Impaired and Impacted Stream funds that can be used on selected watersheds.
Overview: AgWRAP projects intend to increase water storage capacity on farms.
FY19 amount is $7,500. The NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation also has a regional application with batching periods in September and January for larger agriculture water quantity projects.
Overview: Projects related to storm water runoff control and well closures.
FY19 amount is $10,010 for water quality projects in select watersheds to be spent over a five-year period.
Federal funds are also available for agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources through a cost-share program called Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Call 704-788-2107 for more information.
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