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Agricultural Appropriations in Illinois Budget

06/06/2022 @ 1:55 pm

The Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA) budget is similar to the previous and current years’ budgets, however this year the budget includes a significant increase in both existing and new programs.
 

Securing $750,000 in funding at IDOA for livestock foreign disease prevention, which would fund five additional state veterinarians (currently IDOA only has one state field veterinarian), was part of Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2023 legislative priorities. We are pleased to see that funding included in the FY2023 budget. Illinois Farm Bureau worked collaboratively with the Illinois Pork Producers, Illinois Beef Association, Illinois Corn Growers, and Illinois Soybean Association to ensure this funding was secured.

 

As part of the Federal relief response to COVID-19, the USDA has created Farm and Food
Worker Relief Grant Program to provide support or relief services to farmworkers or meatpacking workers. Included in the FY2023 budget is a $70 million appropriation from the federal funds to IDOA to implement the program.

 

The following are major agricultural related budget line items for the FY 2023 budget:

 

Line Item

FY 2021 Actual Expenditure

FY 2022 Enacted Appropriation

FY 2022 Estimated Expenditure

FY 2023 Enacted Budget

FFA Grants

 

 

 

$100,000

Infections Disease Prevention- Additional State Vets

 

 

 

$750,000

Cover Crop

$300,000

$660,000

$660,000

$660,000

Cook County Extensions

$2,449,200

$2,449,200

$2,449,200

$2,449,2000

State Cooperative Extension Service Trust Fund

$10,994,700

$10,994,700

$10,944,700

$10,944,700

Ag Extension 4H

$779,000

$786,400

$786,400

$786,400

SWCD Cost Share

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

SWCD District Operations

$4,500,000

$8,500,000

$8,500,000

$4,500,000

Agricultural Education Program

$4,949,000

$5,000,000

$5,000,000

$7,050,000

Food Safety Modernization Initiative

$162,400

$200,000

$180,000

$200,000

 

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