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NC Dept. of Agriculture taking applications for Swine & Dairy Farm assistance

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has started its Swine and Dairy Assistance Program. The application period for phase one of the program, which focuses on providing funds to farmers quickly to pay bills, is open now.  

According to a news release, phase two will focus on infrastructure modifications to barns, hog houses and lagoons. More details on that phase will be release in February.  

The N.C. General Assembly set aside $30 million in federal COVID-19 funds for this program. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2023.  Farmers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

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