Agricultural Cost-share Program
The North Carolina Agriculture Cost-sharing Program is intended to reduce runoff of sediment, nutrients, animal wastes, and pesticides into the state's surface waters. The program offers cost sharing for conversion of fields and pastures into permanent cover including trees, wildlife cover or both. Participating landowners are reimbursed up to 75 percent of the average cost of the control practices used.
The local Soil and Water Conservation District Office administers the program. Check with that office or the NRCS, North Carolina Forest Service, or county Cooperative Extension Service Center for information on the availability of funds in your county.