2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Stewardship/Farm Link Programs

Item 99 #5s

Item 99 #5s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Commerce And Trade
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2005 $110,000 FY2006 $110,000 GF
FY2005 2.00 FY2006 2.00 FTE

Page 69, line 30, strike "$4,636,361" and insert "$4,746,361".
Page 69, line 30, strike "$4,636,361" and insert "$4,746,361".

(This amendment provides $220,000 from the general fund and two full-time positions to implement the Agricultural Stewardship Act and the Farm Link Program. The Stewardship Program assures that farmers maintain good conservation practices in order to protect and improve water quality. The position for the Farm Link Program will work to: (1) complete the development of standards for local purchase of development rights programs; (2) set up criteria and a process for certification of local programs for eligibility; and (3) administer the Virginia Farm Link program.)