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Cost Share Funding Available for Water Management on NC Farms

North Carolina's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler says that the state Soil and Water  Conservation Commission recently approved some cost-share funding to help farmers meet their water needs.  The Commissioner allocated $340,000 to the Agricultural Water Resources Assistance Program for the construction of new farm ponds, but farmers have to act fast, the deadline to apply is February 10. 

Commissioner Troxler says that the commission also approved an additional $510,000 that was requested by 69 local districts to help farmers convert existing irrigation systems to more water-efficient systems, or to isntall or expand water supplies. 

Additional information about these programs is available online at or by contacting yoru local soil and water district office. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.