The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services to provide a program to purchase permanent conservation easements on properties within the 100-year floodplain that are currently used for swine production. The program helps to reduce the potential for pollution from active animal operations by purchasing an owner’s certification to operate a feedlot within the 100-year floodplain.
|Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018||Duplin County Agriculture Center, Auditorium 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville, NC||6- 8:30 p.m.||Angie Quinn, 910-296-2120, ext. 3;Angie.Quinn@duplincountync.com|
|Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018||Cumberland County Agriculture Center, 301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC||Noon-2:30 p.m.||Donna Foster; 910-484-8479 ext. 3;email@example.com|
|Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018||Martin County USDA Service Center, 104 Kehukee Park Road, Williamston, NC||6- 8:30 p.m.||Cathy Barber; 252-792-4350, ext. 3; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018||Craven County Agricultural Center 302 Industrial Drive, New Bern NC||Noon-2:30 p.m.||Pam Hawkins; 252-633-0397; email@example.com|
The program began after Hurricane Floyd hit our state in 2000 and left many with flooding issues and damage. This grant-funded and voluntary program invites producers to submit a bid even if they have not previously been selected. Follow this link for more information on the swine floodplain buyout: