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State Cost Share

The State Cost Share Program was created to provide funds to Soil and Water Conservation Districts to protect and improve water quality by implementing conservation practices on farmland that controls soil erosion and reduces sedimentation. 

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Water and sediment control basin
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Land occupiers and owners can request assistance, both financial and technical, through the SWCD to implement conservation practices. This program can provide up to a certain percentage of the cost of installing the practice. The most common practices installed in Freeborn County are Grassed Waterways, Water and Sediment Control Basins (WASCOB), Grade Stabilization Structures, and Cover Crops.

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