Up to $900,000 in funding is available to help North Carolina pig farmers switch from hog lagoons to newer, innovative waste management systems, according to the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative, farmers may receive up to 90% of the cost for qualifying lagoon conversion projects and 75% for other projects. To receive funding, applications for designated federal initiative funds must be made by April 30.