The 2012 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|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 30,452,180||$ 28,697,697||$ 38,928,290|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 25,984,821||$ 29,167,187||$ 39,542,770|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 26,990,668||$ 30,563,378||$ 34,290,131|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 28,746,348||$ 30,237,737||$ 34,503,106|
|2013 Base Budget||$ 28,746,348||$ 30,237,737||$ 33,348,242|
|2013 Addenda||$ 1,221,020||$ (464,798)||$ 714,676|
|2013 Total||$ 29,967,368||$ 29,772,939||$ 34,062,918|
|2014 Base Budget||$ 28,746,348||$ 30,237,737||$ 33,348,242|
|2014 Addenda||$ 1,537,386||$ (464,798)||$ 652,558|
|2014 Total||$ 30,283,734||$ 29,772,939||$ 34,000,800|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2013 Base Budget||310.09||191.91||502.00|
|2014 Base Budget||310.09||191.91||502.00|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Increase laboratory fees for poultry testings top agricultural commodities.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (48,962) $ (48,962) Nongeneral Fund $ 48,962 $ 48,962
Reduce nongeneral fund appropriation to reflect most recent revenue estimatesReduces the agency's special and dedicated special fund appropriations to reflect the most recent nongeneral fund revenue estimates.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ (2,200,000) $ (2,200,000)
Provide funding to improve oversight for the Virginia Winery Distribution CompanyProvides additional management for the Virginia Winery Distribution Company to address the growth in wine sales in the Commonwealth.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 62,258 $ 61,258 Authorized Positions $ 1 $ 1
Commercialize specialty cropsProvides funding for research, development, and the applied commercialization of specialty crops, or crops that are not currently available under widespread commercial production in Virginia. These efforts will facilitate production of specialty crops that can be used in existing processing facilities or encourage the location of facilities using these crops in Virginia. Crops may also be grown for export purposes.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 50,000 $ 50,000
Adjust funding to reflect changes in rent charges at the seat of governmentProvides additional funding to cover the general fund share of increased rent charges at the seat of government. The rent rate increase, the first in six years, results from additional costs to maintain facilities.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 56,017 $ 74,689
Eliminate rent assistance provided to the Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics ServiceEliminates rent assistance provided to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Currently, the agency pays half of the rent on the space occupied by this division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Oliver Hill Building.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (44,250) $ (44,250)
Provide additional support for the weights and measures programProvides additional support for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Weights and Measures program by establishing a per device fee, not to exceed $8.00 per device.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 Authorized Positions $ 6 $ 6
Eliminate state support of the National Agricultural Statistics ServiceEliminates the remaining state support for cooperative efforts of the Virginia State Office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service for conducting surveys and disseminating statistical information on Virginia agriculture.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (9,883) $ (9,883)
Redistribute positions to reflect strategic planRedistributes positions to the correct service area and to reflect the strategic plan.
Merge charitable gaming inspection and enforcement functionsEliminates two positions that are responsible for enforcement of charitable gaming regulations and moves responsibility for enforcement to the inspection unit.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (46,596) $ (107,714) Authorized Positions $ (2) $ (2)
Purchase equipment using the state's Master Equipment Lease Purchase programProvides funding for the purchase of backup generators for regional laboratories through the state's Master Equipment Lease Purchase program. The equipment will be financed over a seven year period and funding will become available December 2012.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 208,751
Transfer appropriation to the correct nongeneral fundReallocates federal appropriation to correctly depict the way in which federal grants are distributed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Distribute Central Appropriation amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the costs of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 170,011 $ 170,011 Nongeneral Fund $ 111,769 $ 111,769
Redistribute federal appropriation between service areas to match anticipated fundingReallocates the agency's federal appropriation across multiple programs with anticipated federal funding.
Expand international marketing opportunities for Virginia agricultural productsProvides general fund support to expand international marketing opportunities for Virginia's agricultural products.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 260,226 $ 410,226 Authorized Positions $ 1 $ 1
Fund changes in state employee workers' compensation premiumsAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of state employee workers' compensation premiums based on the allocation of FY 2013 and FY 2014 program costs provided by the Department of Human Resource Management. The allocation is based on the historical experience of the agency and reflects the current policy of providing agencies with 50 percent of any increased costs and allowing agencies to retain 50 percent of any reduced costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (2,347) $ (1,286)
Partial closing of the Ivor Regional Animal Health LaboratoryEliminates necropsy services and bacteriology testing at the Ivor Regional Animal Health Laboratory. The partial closure will still allow for testing in dairy microbiology, serology, and parasitology.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (152,085) $ (152,085) Authorized Positions $ (2) $ (2)
Appropriate funds for the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development FundProvides a general fund appropriation to capitalize the fund which will be established in legislation to be introduced during the 2012 General Assembly Session. The fund is intended to support localities in their efforts to attract new and expanding agriculture and forestry processing/value-added/manufacturing facilities using Virginia grown products.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000
Increase appropriation for the Virginia Wine Promotion FundIncreases the appropriation for the Virginia Wine Promotion Fund to reflect increased wine liter tax collections.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 174,699 $ 174,699
Increase food inspection fee to fund testingIncreases the annual inspection fee that is paid by each business that processes, manufactures, stores, or sells food by $20. The amount of the inspection fee will be $60. The additional revenue will be used to supplant general fund support for food safety and security testing.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (223,420) $ (223,420) Nongeneral Fund $ 223,420 $ 223,420
Align budget with strategic planReallocates funding between service areas to match the strategic plan and accurately reflect legislative intent of funding.
Reduce charitable gaming wage positionsEliminates three wage positions responsible for charitable gaming licensing, inspection, and enforcement.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (125,202) $ (125,202)
Add appropriation for new nongeneral fund programsEstablishes a base appropriation for two nongeneral fund programs that were initiated by legislation during the past biennium: reduced cigarette ignition propensity and regulation of waste kitchen grease haulers.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 233,643 $ 233,643
Eliminate funding for bulletin and exhibitEliminates funding for the agency bulletin publication and the agency exhibit at the State Fair of Virginia.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (8,650) $ (8,650)
Provide funding to agencies for changes in payroll processing costsProvides funding for organizational changes related to processing payroll that are expected to achieve long term efficiencies.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 37,345 $ 37,345
Transfer positions and merge registration responsibilitiesTransfers two positions that are responsible for charitable gaming registration to charitable solicitation registration and combines program registration responsibilities. Two general fund positions will now be supported with nongeneral fund dollars.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (117,408) $ (117,408) Nongeneral Fund $ 117,408 $ 117,408
Adjust funding to reflect changes in information technology and telecommunication chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of information technology and telecommunication charges based on changes in utilization, services, and rate changes approved by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on July 1, 2010, and September 1, 2011.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 201,717 $ 201,717
Reduce discretionary expensesReduces the funding for postage and mail services.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (12,450) $ (12,450)