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Budget Summary FY2017

25110100 - Department of Agricultural Resources Administration
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





Account Description FY2016
Spending
FY2017
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 any buy local efforts included in this item shall include locally-harvested seafood which shall include, but not limited to, fish and shellfish; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern and southern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to support the Massachusetts Farm to School Project, LLC; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 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 $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 $100,000 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; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the statewide 4-H program

5,440,699 5,629,445

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended, and I am reducing this item to the amount projected to be necessary.