The 2011 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||$ 25,984,821||$ 29,167,187||$ 37,638,843|
|2011 Base Budget||$ 26,711,960||$ 30,563,378||$ 34,290,131|
|2011 Addenda||$ 278,708||$ 0||$ 0|
|2011 Total||$ 26,990,668||$ 30,563,378||$ 34,290,131|
|2012 Base Budget||$ 26,666,358||$ 30,563,378||$ 34,285,834|
|2012 Addenda||$ 379,990||$ 214,359||$ 217,272|
|2012 Total||$ 27,046,348||$ 30,777,737||$ 34,503,106|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2011 Base Budget||310.09||188.91||499.00|
|2012 Base Budget||310.09||188.91||499.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Eliminate contract with system automation vendorEliminates the contract with a third-party vendor for the bingo manager/caller licensing system. The system is only used by 141 individuals, and the process may be handled more efficiently by utilizing the existing Charitable Gaming licensing staff.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (62,806)
Help farmers meet water quality standards and maintain farm profitabilityProvides two positions to the Agriculture Stewardship program; the program currently has one position covering the entire state. These two additional positions will provide support and technical assistance to family farms with meeting water quality requirements and ensure their uninterrupted operations and ability to move products into the market place.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 185,962 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 2
Increase general fund appropriation to reflect wine liter tax collectionsProvides addition general fund appropriation to properly reflect increased Virginia wine sales and the wine liter tax collections.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 278,708 $ 278,708
Meet federal requirements for dairy regulationProvides for a dairy inspector position to address deficiencies cited by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These deficiencies affect the ability of Virginia’s dairy industry to ship Grade A milk and milk products in interstate commerce. Virginia is not meeting the minimum federal requirements to evaluate at least 80 percent of all permitted milk haulers every two years or inspect at least 80 percent of all permitted milk tank trucks each year.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 78,710 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ 1
Move the Office of Charitable GamingRelocates the Office of Charitable Gaming. The office will realize efficiencies by moving from the James Monroe building to the Oliver Hill building.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (32,929)
Preserve working farm and forest lands through Virginia's Purchase of Development Rights programIncreases appropriation for the Purchase of Development Rights program. This program is administered through the Office of Farmland Preservation.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ 400,000
Reclassify a manager position in the Commissioner's OfficeReclassifies a manager position in the Commissioner's Office.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (7,500)
Reduce funding for the Wine Distribution CorporationReduces general fund support for the wholesale Virginia Wine Distribution Corporation.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (13,675)
Reduce rent assistance provided to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics ServiceReduces state rent assistance to the United States Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service, which is currently located within the agency headquarters at the Oliver Hill Building.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (44,250)
Reduce state support of the Agricultural Statistics ServiceReduces state support of the Agricultural Statistics Service. This reduces the support the agency provides to the United States Department of Agriculture for conducting surveys and disseminating statistical data to citizens on Virginia agriculture.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (9,883)
Reduce support of the Virginia State FairEliminates funds to the Virginia State Fair. Pass-through support for the Virginia State Fair operations from the department will be eliminated as a non-core state function.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (32,900)
Restructure consumer protection enforcement and transfer two employees to nongeneral fund supportEstablishes a new compliance unit responsible for handling all noncompliance issues in Consumer Protection. The compliance unit will operate using nongeneral funds transferred from program areas in proportion to the compliance workload associated with each program. Two general fund positions will be transferred to nongeneral fund support.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (133,053) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 133,053 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ (4)
Restructure Office of Meat and Poultry Services management positionsEliminates funding for three vacant positions in the Office of Meat and Poultry Services. The Office of Meat and Poultry Services will be restructured. The program manager, a veterinary position, will assume field veterinary duties, supplemented by a part-time veterinary position. The data analyst will assume some of the routine program administrative duties.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (88,245)
Transfer administrative position to nongeneral fund supportTransfers a portion of an administrative position to nongeneral fund support. Eighty percent of the position responsible for the Consumer Protection fiscal functions will be transferred to nongeneral fund support.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (81,306) Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ 81,306 Authorized Positions $ 0 $ (2)
Transfer existing farmland preservation appropriationEstablishes a special fund for the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) program. Upon approval of the Governor, carryforward balances will be deposited to this fund. This fund will also be able to receive gifts, grants, or donations made to the program.
Use nongeneral funds from the Milk Commission to support administrative expensesSupplants a portion of the agency's administrative costs with nongeneral funds from the Milk Commission. When the Milk Commission was moved into the department, the administrative responsibilities were assumed without a charge to the nongeneral fund.
FY 2011 FY 2012 General Fund $ 0 $ (56,843)