The 2013 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||$ 37,024,363|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 25,984,821||$ 29,167,187||$ 37,638,843|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 26,990,668||$ 30,563,378||$ 34,290,131|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 28,746,348||$ 30,237,737||$ 34,503,106|
|2013 Addenda||$ 30,505,788||$ 28,549,519||$ 33,585,783|
|2013 Addenda||$ (125,000)||$ 0||$ 0|
|2013 Total||$ 30,380,788||$ 28,549,519||$ 33,585,783|
|2014 Addenda||$ 30,723,734||$ 28,549,519||$ 33,523,665|
|2014 Addenda||$ (92,038)||$ (666,500)||$ (368,588)|
|2014 Total||$ 30,631,696||$ 27,883,019||$ 33,155,077|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Reduce appropriation for the Beehive Grant ProgramRemoves funding provided to support the Beehive Grant Program in 2013. Implementation of the program will now begin on July 1, 2013.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (125,000) $ 0
Amend language to consolidate tobacco boardsThis amendment implements reorganizations approved by the General Assembly through Chapters 803 and 835 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly.
Adjust funding for changes in methodology for Oracle related chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of the impact of VITA charges resulting from a planned change in the rates methodology as applied to Oracle specific costs effective July 1, 2013. Under the new methodology, Oracle costs will be charged directly to those few agencies with Oracle licenses rather than sharing the costs via standard server rates among the many agencies using the servers on which the Oracle software resides as is currently done.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (14,034)
Provide matching funds to support supplemental assistance in the Virginia Cooperative Coyote Control ProgramProvides additional general fund appropriation to serve as a state match to the United States Department of Agriculture – Wildlife Services for coyote control efforts. With this support, direct services for coyote control will be available in all parts of the Commonwealth.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 72,525
Eliminate appropriation for the agency’s master equipment lease for generatorsRemoves general fund appropriation provided for the master equipment lease of generators for the agency’s laboratories. Structural modifications required to install and house the generators are not eligible for financing under the state's master equipment lease program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (208,949)
Provide support for food safety and security activitiesProvides additional general fund appropriation for the Food Safety and Security service area.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 98,420
Provide one position to support the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development FundEstablishes a position to serve as the administrator and lead liaison of the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 110,000 Authorized Positions 0.00 1.00
Provide support to increase the frequency of weights and measures inspectionsProvides three positions and equipment funding for the department's Weights and Measures program to increase the frequency of inspections.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ 250,000 Authorized Positions 0.00 3.00
Transfer support for the Office of Consumer Affairs to the Office of the Attorney GeneralThis amendment implements reorganizations approved by the General Assembly through Chapters 803 and 835 of the 2012 Acts of Assembly.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 0 $ (666,500) Authorized Positions 0.00 (10.00)
Reduce matching grant funds for purchase of development rights programsDecreases the general fund appropriation provided for purchase of development rights programs. The agency provides matching grants to localities to preserve farmland. This action does not affect existing grant agreements.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 0 $ (400,000)