02 NCAC 58 .0102             FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Commissioner, with the advice of the Advisory Committee shall:

(1)           annually publish a list of funding priorities which he will follow in awarding grants for agricultural, horticultural and forestland preservation projects and agricultural development programs that meet the requirements of G.S. 106-744 and the rules in this Chapter;

(2)           request proposals to address specific funding priorities or to encourage specific farmland preservation projects or agricultural development programs intended to encourage farmland preservation and protect the State's agricultural economy, stabilize and maintain local tax bases, and optimally use natural resources; and

(3)           work cooperatively with other government agencies as well as agricultural, conservation, and rural entities to develop plans to maximize agricultural, horticultural, and forestland preservation efforts.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-744;

Eff. December 1, 2007;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 23, 2017.