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Cost-Share Program 

Practice and Rates for Cost-Sharing

Maximum Rates

Erosion Control Practices:

  • Agricultural sediment basins - 70%
  • Contour farming - 50% or $9/acre one-time payment
  • Contour stripcropping - 50% or $13.50/acre one-time payment
  • Cropland protection cover - 50% or $25/acre/year for up to three years
  • Livestock fencing - 50%
  • Field diversions - 70%
  • Grassed waterways - 70%
  • High residue management - 50% or $18.50/acre for up to six years
  • Intensive grazing management - 50%*
  • Terraces - 70%

Manure Management Practices

  • Animal lot abandonment or relocation - 70%
  • Barnyard runoff management - 70%
  • Cattle mounds - 70%
  • Manure storage abandonment - 70%
  • Manure storage facilities - 70% of the first $20,000**
  • Milk center waste control - 70%
  • Nutrient and pesticide management - 50% up to three years
  • Roofs for barnyard/manure storage - 70%

Other Practice

  • Critical Area stabilization - 70%
  • Easements - up yo 100%
  • Grade stabilization structures - 70%
  • Pesticide spill control facilities - 70%
  • Shoreline buffers - 70%
  • Shoreline/steambank protection - 70%
  • Well abandonment - 70%
  • Wetland restoration - 70%

Under some circumstances, practices not included on this list may be eligible for cost-sharing. Check with your county conservationist for more details
* - If watering system used, up to $2,000 per system
** - 50% of remaining eligible costs up to $35,000