2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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VDACS International Marketing

Item 84 #1c

Item 84 #1c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Agriculture And Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $460,000 GF

Page 68, line 27, strike "$16,482,280" and insert "$16,942,280".
Page 69, after line 37, insert:
"G.  Out of the amounts for this item, the Commissioner is authorized to expend  $460,000 from the general fund in the second year for the promotion of Virginia's agricultural products overseas.  Such efforts shall be conducted in concert with the international offices opened by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership."

(This amendment provides $460,000 in the second year to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to allow them to contract with in-country representatives to assist in the marketing of Virginia's agricultural products overseas. This amendment leverages the funding provided to the VEDP in the 2010 Session to open additional foreign offices in China, India, and/or the European Union to market Virginia as a business location.)