The 2010 Executive Budget Document
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services [ http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/ ]Mission Statement
We promote the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provide consumer protection, and encourage environmental stewardship.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 27,703,277||$ 24,923,881||$ 31,509,266|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 27,621,580||$ 24,976,756||$ 31,677,251|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 30,452,180||$ 28,697,697||$ 37,024,363|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 28,275,784||$ 28,961,479||$ 35,813,003|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 29,525,784||$ 28,961,479||$ 35,813,003|
|2011 Addenda||$ (2,999,137)||$ 2,117,942||$ (2,766,907)|
|2011 Total||$ 26,526,647||$ 31,079,421||$ 33,046,096|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 29,525,784||$ 28,961,479||$ 35,813,003|
|2012 Addenda||$ (3,888,383)||$ 2,117,942||$ (3,615,083)|
|2012 Total||$ 25,637,401||$ 31,079,421||$ 32,197,920|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||336.69||182.31||519.00|
|2012 Base Budget||336.69||182.31||519.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Distribute Central Appropriations amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the cost of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($815,117) ($815,117)
Provide appropriation for revenue from special license platesProvides appropriation for revenue from the sale of Agriculture Vitality/Farmland Preservation special license plates.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $60,000 $60,000
Provide appropriation for federal specialty crop grantsProvides appropriation for on-going federal grants for specialty crop programs.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $400,000 $400,000
Provide appropriation for increased federal support for food-related inspectionsIncreases the federal grant appropriation for additional grants for food production and meat and poultry inspections.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $200,000 $200,000
Provide appropriation for federal indirect cost recoveriesIncreases the appropriation for federal indirect cost recoveries.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $100,000 $100,000
Distribute amounts for real estate fees to agency budgetsTransfers amounts for fees charged to agencies for central lease administration from the Department of General Services to agency budgets.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $3,861 $2,791
Align budget with strategic planRedistributes funding between program areas to respond to customer demand, mandates, and increases in nonpersonal services costs.
Transfer a portion of the meat and poultry inspection program to the U.S. Department of AgricultureTransfers responsibility to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for inspection of meat and poultry processing plants that ship interstate. The state program will continue to cover plants that ship only within the state and custom exempt plants that process meat for private consumption.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($200,313) ($1,043,957) Nongeneral Fund ($1,043,957) ($1,043,957) Authorized Positions (35.00) (35.00)
Shift general fund costs to nongeneral fundsUses revenue earned in nongeneral fund programs to offset general fund reductions. The strategy includes transferring positions from general fund to nongeneral fund support.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($301,899) ($301,899) Nongeneral Fund $301,899 $301,899
Defer discretionary expensesDefers expenditures for nonpersonal services, such as promotional activities, travel, postage, and office supplies.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($193,538) ($193,538)
Reduce farmland preservation fundingReduces funding available to assist localities with purchase of development rights programs for farmland preservation.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($100,000) ($100,000)
Reduce support for the agricultural statistics rotational surveyReduces funding for the agricultural statistics rotational survey.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($105,000) ($105,000) Authorized Positions (1.00) (1.00)
Eliminate state funding for coyote control and support for agricultural educationEliminates state funding for the coyote control program in Southwest Virginia and support provided to Virginia Tech for the agricultural education program.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($270,000) ($270,000) Authorized Positions (3.00) (3.00)
Transfer cash balances from nongeneral fundsReduces the cash balance in consumer affairs and charitable gaming nongeneral funds.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Revenue/Transfers $337,969 $337,969
Eliminate vacant positionsAbolishes eight vacant positions in various divisions.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($463,814) ($463,814) Authorized Positions (8.00) (8.00)
Layoff of employees across the agencyAbolishes 10 classified positions across department operations.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund ($688,317) ($692,849) Authorized Positions (10.00) (10.00)
Provide funding to comply with information technology standards and address information technology costsProvides funding to move the food inspection computer system from the mainframe to servers and for disaster recovery services. The Auditor of Public Accounts has noted that the department has inadequate disaster recovery services for its information technology systems.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $135,000 $95,000
Establish fee for inspection of weights and measures devicesEstablishes a fee for the inspection and certification of weights and measures devices. The fee is an annual charge per device.
FY 2011 FY 2012 Nongeneral Fund $2,100,000 $2,100,000