Bill Summary for S 237 (2023-2024)
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AN ACT TO SUPPORT LIVESTOCK FARMERS IN THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER BASIN.Intro. by Mayfield, Moffitt, Corbin.
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Sets out the NCGA's findings and purpose for the act concerning demands on funding from the Agriculture Cost Share Program and the need to protect the Upper French Board River basin.
Appropriates $2 million for 2023-24 from the General Fund to the Agriculture Cost Share Program for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control, with funds used for cost share assistance to farmers who are farming in the watershed of the Upper French Broad River in Transylvania, Henderson, Buncombe, and Madison counties for the installation of fences, alternative livestock watering systems, pasture management, and other measures appropriate to keep livestock out of existing streams and watercourses that constitute or drain into the Upper French Broad River.
Makes the grants subject to: (1) all requirements and limits in GS 106-850(b) (which sets out requirements and limitations for the Agriculture Cost Share Program for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control), except the description of eligible measures and (2) the applicant's demonstration that the measures for which they seek cost share assistance would mitigate or prevent stream impacts from livestock in or adjacent to surface waters in the Upper French Broad River basin.
Effective July 1, 2023.