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Budget Summary FY2016

25110100 - Department of Agricultural Resources Administration
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
GAA
2511-0100 Department of Agricultural Resources Administration
For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Farm to School Project; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the cost of all products, equipment, and labor associated with the eradication of the arbovirus, as well as the cost of any other type of pesticide or agent, in order to prevent the spread of eastern equine encephalitis and west nile virus in Bristol and Plymouth counties; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the establishment and administration of a City Fruit Initiative within the New Bedford region to help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit and work to protect urban fruit trees; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the statewide 4-H program; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the funding of a buy local effort, including locally harvested seafood, in central, western, northeastern and southern Massachusetts; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to honey bee mortality and to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts
5,514,257 6,024,798