2023 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Pillion
Meat Processing Capacity

Item 99 #2s

Item 99 #2s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FY2023 $0 FY2024 $1,250,000 GF

Page 92, line 27, strike "$3,838,820" and insert "$5,088,820".

Page 93, after line 3, insert:

"E. Out of the appropriation in this Item, $1,250,000 in the second year from the general fund is provided for grants to individuals and businesses to increase meat processing capacity throughout the Commonwealth."  


(This amendment provides $1.25 million GF in FY 2024 to increase meat processing capacity in Virginia. The request is based on the 2022 General Assembly direction that the department develop a strategic plan and recommendations to increase meat processing opportunities for agricultural producers.)