25110100 - Department of Agricultural Resources

Account Description FY2009
GAA
FY2009  
Total  
Spending
  
2511-0100 Department of Agricultural Resources
For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the expenses of the board of agriculture, the division of dairy services, division of regulatory services, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural technical assistance, the division of crop management and inspectional services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticides board, and the division of agricultural development and fairs; provided, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket to be administered jointly by the state aquaculture coordinator and Dukes and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be made available to the Massachusetts Specialty Foods Association; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for 4H activities from this item; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended on the YouthGROW program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern, and southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for agricultural fair prizes and rehabilitation, including the expenses of the agricultural lands board; and provided further, that the department shall, to the extent possible, encourage corporate sponsorships for the purposes of providing agricultural fair prizes

5,506,927 4,909,813  

Note:  Governor's veto was overridden.  Text in red reflects vetoed language.

Veto Explanation: I am striking language which earmarks funding for a program not recommended, and I am reducing this item to an amount consistent with my House 2 recommendation.

 
 
HISTORICAL SPENDING CATEGORIES ($000)
column definitions
SPENDING CATEGORY
FY2005
Expended

FY2006
Expended

FY2007
Expended

FY2008
Expended

FY2009
GAA
FY2009
Budget
Reductions
Wages & Salaries 2,884 3,136 3,270 3,525 3,906 -254
Employee Benefits 124 143 146 154 155 -3
Operating Expenses 482 520 1,688 998 940 -10
Public Assistance 33 45 90 130 50 0
Grants & Subsidies 100 155 490 455 455 -330
TOTAL 3,622 3,999 5,684 5,262 5,507 -597

 

FY2009 Spending Category Chart

Pie Chart: Wages & Salaries=71%, Employee Benefits=3%, Operating Expenses=17%, Public Assistance=1%, Grants & Subsidies=8%



 
Earmarks

EARMARK DESCRIPTION

City / Town
FY2009
GAA
  FY2009    
  9C Cuts    
Mass Specialty Food Association Statewide10,000 -10,000  
4-H Activities Statewide100,000 -100,000  
Shellfish propagation on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Nantucket, Dukes County45,000 -45,000  
Enhance Buy Local Effort Statewide200,000 -100,000  
Youth GROW Program Worcester50,000 -25,000  
Agricultural fair prizes and rehabilitation Statewide50,000 -50,000