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Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Provide cash, food, and shelter assistance

Strategy: Provide cash, food, and shelter assistance

Agency: 495 - Department of Agriculture

A001 - Agency Administration

This activity provides executive leadership, policy development and review, financial services, computer and information technology services, human resources services, communications, administrative procedures guidance, legal services, employee safety, and risk management programs for the department's 27 activities. The budget amounts for this activity are the overhead component of agency administrative costs.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 71.0 71.0 71.0
001 - General Fund
State 1,592,000 1,634,000 3,226,000
Federal 632,000 637,000 1,269,000
001 - General Fund Totals 2,224,000 2,271,000 4,495,000
02R - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account
State 233,000 235,000 468,000
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 75,000 79,000 154,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 8,903,000 8,868,000 17,771,000
176 - Water Quality Permit Account
State 5,000 5,000
23P - Model Toxics Control Operating Acct
State 159,000 160,000 319,000
315 - Dedicated Marijuana Acct
State 55,000 55,000 110,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 71.0 71.0 71.0
GFS 1,592,000.0 1,634,000.0 3,226,000.0
Other 10,062,000.0 10,034,000.0 20,096,000.0
Totals 11,654,000.0 11,668,000.0 23,322,000.0
Expected Results

Administrative activities support the successful achievement of the agency's vision, mission, and goals through a variety of internal support functions.

A002 - Agricultural Fairs

The Fairs program provides about $2 million in financial assistance to agricultural fairs and youth shows each year. The director of the Department of Agriculture appoints a seven-member Fairs Commission to recommend fund allocations to participating fairs. This program coordinates the activities of the commission, audits all required reports and information from participating fairs, and administers a capital budget grant program to improve safety and access at fairs. Currently, 66 fairs participate in the Fairs program.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 1.5 1.5 1.5
001 - General Fund
State 125,000 125,000 250,000
131 - Fair Account
Non-Appropriated 2,052,000 2,052,000 4,104,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 1.5 1.5 1.5
GFS 125,000.0 125,000.0 250,000.0
Other 2,052,000.0 2,052,000.0 4,104,000.0
Totals 2,177,000.0 2,177,000.0 4,354,000.0
Expected Results

Participating agricultural fairs receive annual allocations from the Fair Fund in accordance with state law and/or the merit rating established by the department.

A003 - Agricultural Promotion and Protection

This activity provides funding for activities that promote, support, or protect the state's agricultural industry, primarily federal funding for specialty crop block grant projects that enhance the competiveness of Washington state grown fruits, vegetables, and horticulture and nursery crops in domestic or foreign markets. It also includes variable federal funding for specific projects.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 3.0 3.0 3.0
001 - General Fund
Federal 4,670,000 4,691,000 9,361,000
21N - NE WA Wolf-Livestock Management
Non-Appropriated 216,000 216,000 432,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.0 3.0 3.0
GFS
Other 4,886,000.0 4,907,000.0 9,793,000.0
Totals 4,886,000.0 4,907,000.0 9,793,000.0
Expected Results

Promote, support, and protect the state's agricultural industry.

A004 - Animal Health

The Animal Health program protects animals and the public from communicable animal diseases, such as brucellosis, tuberculosis, rabies, avian influenza, and others. The program monitors the health of animals entering the state, conducts inspections to verify compliance with the animal health law, requires reporting and controlling of certain diseases, conducts tests and inspections to detect selected diseases, carries out an in-state animal disease traceability system, and prepares for and responds to animal health emergencies. It cooperates with universities, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other agencies.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 19.2 19.2 19.2
001 - General Fund
State 2,014,000 2,072,000 4,086,000
Federal 608,000 612,000 1,220,000
001 - General Fund Totals 2,622,000 2,684,000 5,306,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 263,000 277,000 540,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 88,000 88,000 176,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 19.2 19.2 19.2
GFS 2,014,000.0 2,072,000.0 4,086,000.0
Other 959,000.0 977,000.0 1,936,000.0
Totals 2,973,000.0 3,049,000.0 6,022,000.0

000121 - Disease Free Classification

Percent of animals that are disease free in accordance with the standards of the five USDA eradication programs.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 100%
2015-17 A3 0% 100%
2017-19 A2 0% 100%
2017-19 A3 0% 100%

A005 - Chemistry Laboratory

The Chemistry Laboratory in Yakima supports department programs by analyzing samples taken in investigations of alleged pesticide misuse, monitoring for pesticide residues in foods, and determining if commercial feed and fertilizer samples meet label guarantees. These activities are funded by a mix of state, federal, and local funds. The laboratory also participates in a federally funded program for monitoring pesticide residue levels in fruits, vegetables, and other commodities, and performs fee-for-service chemical analysis for the hop industry.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 14.0 14.0 14.0
001 - General Fund
State 262,000 269,000 531,000
Federal 1,385,000 1,394,000 2,779,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,647,000 1,663,000 3,310,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 334,000 335,000 669,000
23P - Model Toxics Control Operating Acct
State 435,000 443,000 878,000
315 - Dedicated Marijuana Acct
State 400,000 400,000 800,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 11,000 11,000 22,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 14.0 14.0 14.0
GFS 262,000.0 269,000.0 531,000.0
Other 2,565,000.0 2,583,000.0 5,148,000.0
Totals 2,827,000.0 2,852,000.0 5,679,000.0
Expected Results

Chemical analyses are provided within pre established timeframes and criteria following standard analytical procedures.

A006 - Commission Merchants

The Commission Merchants program protects agricultural producers against theft, fraud, and unfair business practices by licensing persons and businesses involved in buying and selling agricultural products. Licensees who purchase or handle agricultural products on consignment must be bonded. Funded by license fees, the program investigates producer complaints against commission merchants and cooperates with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. (Agricultural Local Account-Nonappropriated)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 4.0 4.0 4.0
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 335,000 298,000 633,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 4.0 4.0 4.0
GFS
Other 335,000.0 298,000.0 633,000.0
Totals 335,000.0 298,000.0 633,000.0
Expected Results

Case investigations are closed within 120 days of filing, following pre-established criteria.

A008 - Feed Regulation

The Commercial Feed program regulates the distribution of animal feeds to ensure product identity, quality, and proper labeling. It registers and reviews labels of pet food products, and licenses manufacturers and initial distributors of other animal feed products. It inspects feed mills for compliance with good manufacturing practices, and also analyzes feed samples to determine accuracy of label guarantees. The activity is funded primarily by fees paid by the feed industry.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 13.4 13.4 13.4
001 - General Fund
Federal 190,000 192,000 382,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 700,000 752,000 1,452,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 13.4 13.4 13.4
GFS
Other 890,000.0 944,000.0 1,834,000.0
Totals 890,000.0 944,000.0 1,834,000.0

000161 - Feed Facility Inspections

Percent of feed facility inspections that result in compliance with all critical sections of the Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) regulations.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 100%
2015-17 A3 0% 100%
2017-19 A2 0% 100%
2017-19 A3 0% 100%

A009 - Fertilizer Regulation

The Commercial Fertilizer program licenses bulk fertilizer facilities, registers all fertilizer products for distribution in the state, and analyzes fertilizer samples to verify label guarantees for plant nutrients and to ensure that heavy metal content does not exceed state standards. It inspects fertilizer manufacturing, distribution, and storage facilities for compliance with requirements and inspects irrigation systems used for fertigation to ensure required safeguards are in place to prevent ground water and surface water contamination. The program is funded entirely by fees paid by the fertilizer industry.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.9 6.9 6.9
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 727,000 805,000 1,532,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.9 6.9 6.9
GFS
Other 727,000.0 805,000.0 1,532,000.0
Totals 727,000.0 805,000.0 1,532,000.0

000171 - Washington metal standards

Percent of registered fertilizers sampled that meet Washington metal standards.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 100% 100%
2015-17 A3 0% 100%
2017-19 A2 0% 100%
2017-19 A3 0% 100%

A010 - Food Safety

The Food Safety program protects the public from injury and illness caused by food products that are contaminated, adulterated, or otherwise unfit for consumption. This is accomplished through surveillance, regulation, and inspection of the dairy, egg, and food processing and food storage industries. Inspectors examine facilities for such things as product adulteration, cleanliness, proper handling and storage, and sanitary preparation techniques. The program investigates consumer complaints and responds as needed to food related emergencies. It is funded by a mix of state and federal funds, and fees paid by the dairy, egg and food processing and storage industries.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 64.9 64.0 64.5
001 - General Fund
State 1,879,000 2,003,000 3,882,000
Federal 2,098,000 2,108,000 4,206,000
001 - General Fund Totals 3,977,000 4,111,000 8,088,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 2,675,000 2,697,000 5,372,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 200,000 200,000 400,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 64.9 64.0 64.5
GFS 1,879,000.0 2,003,000.0 3,882,000.0
Other 4,973,000.0 5,005,000.0 9,978,000.0
Totals 6,852,000.0 7,008,000.0 13,860,000.0

000749 - Percentage of food processing firms with compliance score of 90 or more

Percent of licensed dairy farms, milk processors, egg handlers and food processing firms in compliance with public health and sanitation standards.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 87% 95%
2015-17 Q2 90% 95%
2015-17 Q3 87% 95%
2015-17 Q4 93% 95%
2015-17 Q5 86% 95%
2015-17 Q6 92% 95%
2015-17 Q7 91% 95%
2015-17 Q8 91% 95%
2017-19 Q1 91% 95%
2017-19 Q2 0% 95%
2017-19 Q3 0% 95%
2017-19 Q4 0% 95%
2017-19 Q5 0% 95%
2017-19 Q6 0% 95%
2017-19 Q7 0% 95%
2017-19 Q8 0% 95%

A011 - Fruit and Vegetable Inspection

The Fruit and Vegetable Inspection program provides inspection services to the fresh produce and processing industry to ensure orderly marketing of fruits and vegetables. Commodities are inspected for quality, size, labeling, condition, and contract specifications, and may be certified as free from disease and insects as required by domestic and international markets. These services are provided through district offices in Yakima and Wenatchee and seven field offices. This is a self supporting, fee for service program.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 220.0 218.0 219.0
516 - Fruit and Vegetable Inspection Acct
Non-Appropriated 21,247,000 21,515,000 42,762,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 220.0 218.0 219.0
GFS
Other 21,247,000.0 21,515,000.0 42,762,000.0
Totals 21,247,000.0 21,515,000.0 42,762,000.0

000294 - Fruit and Vegetable Inspections

Percent of challenged F&V inspection results upheld by USDA.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 99% 96%
2015-17 Q2 98% 96%
2015-17 Q3 97% 96%
2015-17 Q4 98% 96%
2015-17 Q5 98% 96%
2015-17 Q6 98% 96%
2015-17 Q7 98% 96%
2015-17 Q8 99% 96%
2017-19 Q1 99% 96%
2017-19 Q2 0% 96%
2017-19 Q3 0% 96%
2017-19 Q4 0% 96%
2017-19 Q5 0% 96%
2017-19 Q6 0% 96%
2017-19 Q7 0% 96%
2017-19 Q8 0% 96%

A012 - Grain Inspection

The Grain Inspection program provides inspection and analytical and weighing services to ensure orderly commerce for grain, dry peas, dry beans, lentils, rapeseed, and similar commodities sold in or from Washington. These services are offered at the ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Grays Harbor, Longview, Kalama, and Vancouver and at offices in Spokane, Colfax, and Pasco, with a quality assurance laboratory in Olympia. This is a self-supporting fee for service program which provides service 24 hours a day, seven days a week, upon request.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 150.0 148.0 149.0
128 - Grain Inspection Revolving Acct
Non-Appropriated 12,670,000 12,848,000 25,518,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 150.0 148.0 149.0
GFS
Other 12,670,000.0 12,848,000.0 25,518,000.0
Totals 12,670,000.0 12,848,000.0 25,518,000.0

000339 - Grain Inspection

Percent of review inspections that validate original results.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 93% 95%
2015-17 Q2 95% 95%
2015-17 Q3 92% 95%
2015-17 Q4 94% 95%
2015-17 Q5 94% 95%
2015-17 Q6 95% 95%
2015-17 Q7 92% 95%
2015-17 Q8 93% 95%
2017-19 Q1 93% 95%
2017-19 Q2 0% 95%
2017-19 Q3 0% 95%
2017-19 Q4 0% 95%
2017-19 Q5 0% 95%
2017-19 Q6 0% 95%
2017-19 Q7 0% 95%
2017-19 Q8 0% 95%

A013 - Grain Warehouse Audit

The Grain Warehouse Audit program protects grain producers from undue losses by licensing and bonding grain storage warehouses and grain dealers. The program audits each licensee to assure producers and depositors that licensees are meeting storage requirements and other contractual obligations. The program is funded by license fees.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 3.3 3.3 3.3
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 260,000 263,000 523,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 3.3 3.3 3.3
GFS
Other 260,000.0 263,000.0 523,000.0
Totals 260,000.0 263,000.0 523,000.0
Expected Results

Audits demonstrate that company records accurately represent the physical inventory of commodities. Licensees maintain the appropriate level of bonding.

A014 - Hop Inspection

The Hop Inspection program performs physical grading and chemical analysis of the Washington hop crop (75 percent of the nation's supply) to ensure orderly international and domestic marketing. This is a self-supporting program that is funded by fees paid by hop producers and dealers for requested services.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.8 6.8 6.8
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 572,000 577,000 1,149,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.8 6.8 6.8
GFS
Other 572,000.0 577,000.0 1,149,000.0
Totals 572,000.0 577,000.0 1,149,000.0
Expected Results

Hop analytical and grading analyses are provided within three working days of request; following pre-established criteria.

A015 - International Marketing

The International Marketing program assists food and agricultural companies in selling their products internationally. It contracts with trade representatives in the major markets of Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia to assist Washington businesses with export transactions and market development. It offers one-on-one assistance to export-ready businesses; organizes and leads companies on trade missions and to major trade shows; and develops and distributes information to buyers on the state's agricultural suppliers. The program works closely with commodity commissions and the Governor's Office to fight trade barriers that prevent or limit overseas market access for Washington's agricultural and food products.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.5 5.5 5.5
001 - General Fund
State 1,042,000 1,037,000 2,079,000
Local 50,000 50,000 100,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,092,000 1,087,000 2,179,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 45,000 45,000 90,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.5 5.5 5.5
GFS 1,042,000.0 1,037,000.0 2,079,000.0
Other 95,000.0 95,000.0 190,000.0
Totals 1,137,000.0 1,132,000.0 2,269,000.0
Expected Results

Assist Washington State export ready companies to generate export sales of agricultural and food products; which results in economic activity and revenue for the state.

A016 - Livestock Brand Inspection

The Livestock Brand Inspection program maintains the official recordings of about 5,600 livestock brands. As a theft prevention measure, cattle and horses are inspected for brands or other proof of ownership at public livestock markets, slaughter plants, and prior to moving out of state. Cattle are also inspected at certified feed lots and at change of ownership. The program licenses and bonds public livestock markets to ensure proper payment for cattle, and also licenses and audits certified feed lots to verify inspection certificates for slaughtered cattle. This program is funded through fees paid by the livestock industry.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 25.0 25.0 25.0
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 1,732,000 1,744,000 3,476,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 25.0 25.0 25.0
GFS
Other 1,732,000.0 1,744,000.0 3,476,000.0
Totals 1,732,000.0 1,744,000.0 3,476,000.0
Expected Results

Ownership of cattle and horses is verified when required.

A017 - Dairy Nutrient Management Program

The Dairy Nutrient Management program inspects the state's dairy farms, provides technical assistance, and takes action to ensure the dairies comply with state and federal water quality laws. It coordinates with the Department of Ecology on the regulation of those dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that hold a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.3 5.3 5.3
001 - General Fund
State 627,000 636,000 1,263,000
176 - Water Quality Permit Account
State 34,000 34,000 68,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 35,000 35,000 70,000
823 - Livestock Nutrient Management Acct
Non-Appropriated 14,000 14,000 28,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.3 5.3 5.3
GFS 627,000.0 636,000.0 1,263,000.0
Other 83,000.0 83,000.0 166,000.0
Totals 710,000.0 719,000.0 1,429,000.0

000907 - Nutrient Mgt Plan Implementation

Percent of licensed dairy farms and permitted concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are in compliance with their nutrient management plan.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 89% 90%
2015-17 Q2 90% 90%
2015-17 Q3 92% 90%
2015-17 Q4 91% 90%
2015-17 Q5 92% 90%
2015-17 Q6 92% 90%
2015-17 Q7 93% 90%
2015-17 Q8 99% 90%
2017-19 Q4 0% 90%
2017-19 Q8 0% 90%

A018 - Food Safety and Consumer Services Laboratory

The Food Safety and Consumer Services Laboratory, located in Olympia, supports the department’s Food Safety Program and Animal Feed Program by testing food, retail raw milk, and feed for food-borne pathogens and prohibited materials. As a U.S. FDA Certified State Central Dairy Reference Laboratory, it also tests dairy products for quality standards and to meet requirements for the interstate shipment of milk required by RCW 15.36. Staff inspect and certify private dairy laboratories throughout Washington State which perform officially sanctioned dairy microbiology. The laboratory participates in federally funded programs to monitor pathogenic organisms in the nations’ food supply, prohibited materials in the feed supply, maintain laboratory accreditation, respond to food-related emergencies and other cooperative efforts.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 16.7 16.7 16.7
001 - General Fund
State 1,418,000 1,413,000 2,831,000
Federal 945,000 945,000 1,890,000
001 - General Fund Totals 2,363,000 2,358,000 4,721,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 197,000 197,000 394,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 50,000 50,000 100,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 16.7 16.7 16.7
GFS 1,418,000.0 1,413,000.0 2,831,000.0
Other 1,192,000.0 1,192,000.0 2,384,000.0
Totals 2,610,000.0 2,605,000.0 5,215,000.0

000433 - Food Safety and Consumer Services Lab Testing

Average number of business days to complete initial pathogen testing of ready-to-eat food samples
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 5 5
2015-17 Q2 5 5
2015-17 Q3 4 5
2015-17 Q4 6 5
2015-17 Q5 7 5
2015-17 Q6 5 5
2015-17 Q7 6 5
2015-17 Q8 5 5
2017-19 Q1 4 5
2017-19 Q2 0 5
2017-19 Q3 0 5
2017-19 Q4 0 5
2017-19 Q5 0 5
2017-19 Q6 0 5
2017-19 Q7 0 5
2017-19 Q8 0 5

A019 - Nursery Inspection

The Nursery Inspection program inspects nurseries to ensure that consumers and the nursery industry are provided healthy, pest-free, and disease-free plant materials. The program licenses nursery dealers and Christmas tree growers, enforces agricultural quarantines to prevent pest introduction and, on request, provides inspection services to certify that Washington nursery stock and plant materials are free from disease and insects, as required by domestic and international markets. The program is funded by license fees paid by nursery dealers and Christmas tree growers and fees paid for requested inspections.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 14.5 14.5 14.5
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 1,698,000 1,711,000 3,409,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 14.5 14.5 14.5
GFS
Other 1,698,000.0 1,711,000.0 3,409,000.0
Totals 1,698,000.0 1,711,000.0 3,409,000.0
Expected Results

Production nursery facilities are inspected during the growing season once every two years.

A020 - Organic Food Certification

The Organic Food program protects consumers and supports the organic food industry by ensuring that all food products making organic claims meet standards for organic production and labeling. It inspects, certifies, and provides technical assistance to more than 1,100 organic producers, processors, and handlers. It evaluates and registers materials that can be used in organic food production, processing, and handling. The program is funded by fees paid by the organic industry.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 34.5 36.4 35.5
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 3,306,000 3,328,000 6,634,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 34.5 36.4 35.5
GFS
Other 3,306,000.0 3,328,000.0 6,634,000.0
Totals 3,306,000.0 3,328,000.0 6,634,000.0

000466 - Organic Food Certification

Percent of producers, processors, and handlers certified to market organic products within 45 days of inspection.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 88% 95%
2015-17 Q2 70% 95%
2015-17 Q3 100% 95%
2015-17 Q4 66% 95%
2015-17 Q5 89% 95%
2015-17 Q6 70% 95%
2015-17 Q7 100% 95%
2015-17 Q8 83% 95%
2017-19 Q1 80% 95%
2017-19 Q2 0% 95%
2017-19 Q3 0% 95%
2017-19 Q4 0% 95%
2017-19 Q5 0% 95%
2017-19 Q6 0% 95%
2017-19 Q7 0% 95%
2017-19 Q8 0% 95%

A021 - Pesticide Regulation

The Pesticide Program regulates the sale and use of pesticides in Washington. It investigates complaints of pesticide misuse, conducts field inspections of pesticide manufacturers and applicators, and provides technical assistance to pesticide users. It reviews and registers all pesticide products for use in the state. It licenses and administers a continuing education program for more than 22,000 pesticide applicators, dealers and consultants, and structural pest inspectors, and oversees a program to train Spanish-speaking farm workers in the safe and legal use of pesticides. It administers the waste pesticide program which disposes of prohibited or unusable pesticides from farms. It also protects resources such as ground water from pesticide or fertilizer contamination and conducts selected surface water monitoring as part of a program to evaluate and mitigate the impact of pesticides on threatened or endangered species.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 50.1 50.0 50.1
001 - General Fund
State 194,000 184,000 378,000
Federal 630,000 630,000 1,260,000
001 - General Fund Totals 824,000 814,000 1,638,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 3,728,000 3,790,000 7,518,000
23P - Model Toxics Control Operating Acct
State 2,277,000 2,334,000 4,611,000
315 - Dedicated Marijuana Acct
State 170,000 170,000 340,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 50.1 50.0 50.1
GFS 194,000.0 184,000.0 378,000.0
Other 6,805,000.0 6,924,000.0 13,729,000.0
Totals 6,999,000.0 7,108,000.0 14,107,000.0

000504 - Pesticide human exposure complaints

Percent of pesticide human exposure complaints responded to within one working day.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 100% 100%
2015-17 Q2 100% 100%
2015-17 Q3 100% 100%
2015-17 Q4 100% 100%
2015-17 Q5 100% 100%
2015-17 Q6 100% 100%
2015-17 Q7 100% 100%
2015-17 Q8 100% 100%
2017-19 Q1 100% 100%
2017-19 Q2 0% 100%
2017-19 Q3 0% 100%
2017-19 Q4 0% 100%
2017-19 Q5 0% 100%
2017-19 Q6 0% 100%
2017-19 Q7 0% 100%
2017-19 Q8 0% 100%

000763 - Percent of pesticide case investigations completed within 160 days

Percent of pesticide case investigations, including appropriate enforcement actions, completed within 160 days.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 80% 100%
2015-17 Q2 75% 100%
2015-17 Q3 88% 100%
2015-17 Q4 81% 100%
2015-17 Q5 76% 100%
2015-17 Q6 79% 100%
2015-17 Q7 78% 100%
2015-17 Q8 90% 100%
2017-19 Q1 90% 100%
2017-19 Q2 0% 100%
2017-19 Q3 0% 100%
2017-19 Q4 0% 100%
2017-19 Q5 0% 100%
2017-19 Q6 0% 100%
2017-19 Q7 0% 100%
2017-19 Q8 0% 100%

A022 - Plant Protection

The Plant Protection program protects the state's resources by preventing the establishment of high-risk insects, plant diseases, weeds, and other pests. Staff conduct surveys and inspections, disseminate information and research, enforce agricultural quarantines, provide laboratory diagnostic services, and carry out projects to eradicate pests. The program coordinates statewide efforts to eradicate spartina, and to control invasive knotweeds and other selected weeds. It works with the State Noxious Weed Control Board and local weed boards and districts.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 89.8 87.7 88.8
001 - General Fund
State 2,640,000 2,661,000 5,301,000
Federal 2,598,000 2,603,000 5,201,000
001 - General Fund Totals 5,238,000 5,264,000 10,502,000
02R - Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account
State 1,018,000 1,041,000 2,059,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 890,000 898,000 1,788,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 78,000 78,000 156,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 89.8 87.7 88.8
GFS 2,640,000.0 2,661,000.0 5,301,000.0
Other 4,584,000.0 4,620,000.0 9,204,000.0
Totals 7,224,000.0 7,281,000.0 14,505,000.0

000805 - Number of solid acres of Spartina in Washington State

Number of solid acres of Spartina in Washington State.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 7 9
2015-17 A3 0 9
2017-19 A2 0 7
2017-19 A3 0 7

A023 - Planting Stock Certification

The Planting Stock Certification program provides testing and inspection services to ensure disease-free planting stock for various agricultural industries. Voluntary certification programs are currently provided for fruit trees and related ornamentals, seed potatoes, hops, grapes, mint, garlic, caneberries, and strawberries. This is a self-supporting, fee-for-service program.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 6.6 6.6 6.6
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 1,005,000 1,013,000 2,018,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 6.6 6.6 6.6
GFS
Other 1,005,000.0 1,013,000.0 2,018,000.0
Totals 1,005,000.0 1,013,000.0 2,018,000.0
Expected Results

The percentage of virus-infected registered stone fruit trees (i.e. peaches, apricots, and cherries) is reduced.

A025 - Seed Inspection/Certification

The Seed Inspection program conducts pre-harvest field inspections and laboratory testing of agricultural, vegetable, and flower seeds grown under the seed certification program. It tests seed samples submitted by seed growers and companies to determine compliance with purity and germination standards and to certify seed for domestic and international marketing. It operates the only official seed testing laboratory in the state. This is a self-supporting, fee for service program.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 32.2 32.2 32.2
001 - General Fund
State 184,000 184,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 2,700,000 2,720,000 5,420,000
24G - Hemp Regulatory Account
Non-Appropriated 206,000 206,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 32.2 32.2 32.2
GFS 184,000.0 184,000.0
Other 2,700,000.0 2,926,000.0 5,626,000.0
Totals 2,884,000.0 2,926,000.0 5,810,000.0

000521 - Seed Inspection

Percent of rush purity seed testing samples completed within three working days.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 95% 95%
2015-17 Q2 96% 95%
2015-17 Q3 99% 95%
2015-17 Q4 99% 95%
2015-17 Q5 97% 95%
2015-17 Q6 95% 95%
2015-17 Q7 94% 95%
2015-17 Q8 95% 95%
2017-19 Q1 95% 95%
2017-19 Q2 0% 95%
2017-19 Q3 0% 95%
2017-19 Q4 0% 95%
2017-19 Q5 0% 95%
2017-19 Q6 0% 95%
2017-19 Q7 0% 95%
2017-19 Q8 0% 95%

A026 - Small Farm and Direct Marketing Assistance

This activity assists small farms in their direct marketing efforts by providing tools and assistance to help small farms comply with government regulations and facilitating increased procurement of Washington-grown food by schools.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.0 5.0 5.0
001 - General Fund
State 688,000 699,000 1,387,000
Local 46,000 47,000 93,000
001 - General Fund Totals 734,000 746,000 1,480,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 11,000 11,000 22,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.0 5.0 5.0
GFS 688,000.0 699,000.0 1,387,000.0
Other 57,000.0 58,000.0 115,000.0
Totals 745,000.0 757,000.0 1,502,000.0
Expected Results

Small farms receive assistance on complying with regulations that apply to direct marketing.

A027 - Weights and Measures Inspection

The Weights and Measures program regulates the use and accuracy of all commercial weighing, measuring, and counting devices, including gas pumps, grocery store scale systems, price scanners, vehicle tank meters, and liquid petroleum gas measuring devices. Staff inspect and test devices for accuracy and suitability for service. The program regulates motor fuel quality, including biofuels quality, by analyzing fuel samples for octane, oxygenate, and other product quality factors. The program also operates the state metrology laboratory and provides calibration services to businesses, laboratories, and government entities.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 25.2 25.2 25.2
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 600,000 603,000 1,203,000
126 - Agricultural Local Account
Non-Appropriated 1,548,000 1,561,000 3,109,000
315 - Dedicated Marijuana Acct
State 10,000 10,000 20,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 25.2 25.2 25.2
GFS
Other 2,158,000.0 2,174,000.0 4,332,000.0
Totals 2,158,000.0 2,174,000.0 4,332,000.0

000532 - Weighing and measuring devices

Percent of weighing and measuring devices inspected in the last 36 months.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 90% 80%
2015-17 Q2 88% 80%
2015-17 Q3 97% 80%
2015-17 Q4 95% 80%
2015-17 Q5 0% 80%
2015-17 Q6 0% 80%
2015-17 Q7 0% 80%
2015-17 Q8 0% 80%
2017-19 Q1 0% 80%
2017-19 Q2 0% 80%
2017-19 Q3 0% 80%
2017-19 Q4 0% 80%
2017-19 Q5 0% 80%
2017-19 Q6 0% 80%
2017-19 Q7 0% 80%
2017-19 Q8 0% 80%

A028 - Food Assistance and Distribution

The Food Assistance and Distribution program distributes state and federal funds and food provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to 32 tribes and through local community organizations that work with more than 450 food banks, food pantries and meal programs to combat hunger and improve the health of low income individuals and families. Staff develop and issue contracts and funding; provide food ordering, warehousing and shipping logistics services; participate in emergency management, including food recalls; offer technical assistance and nutrition education information; and monitor compliance with state and federal requirements.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.8 5.2 5.5
001 - General Fund
State 6,159,000 6,175,000 12,334,000
Federal 2,255,000 2,255,000 4,510,000
001 - General Fund Totals 8,414,000 8,430,000 16,844,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.8 5.2 5.5
GFS 6,159,000.0 6,175,000.0 12,334,000.0
Other 2,255,000.0 2,255,000.0 4,510,000.0
Totals 8,414,000.0 8,430,000.0 16,844,000.0
Expected Results

Tribes and local organizations that participate in the statewide emergency food system will increase their capacity to provide nutritious food and operate efficiently.