Department of Agriculture
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|Total Maintenance Changes||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017-19 Maintenance Level||877.6||34,353||167,255||201,608|
2017-19 Policy Other Changes
|European Gypsy Moth Eradication||1.2||155||465||620|
|Livestock Branding Inspection||0.0||543||0||543|
|2017-19 Policy Other Changes Total||1.2||698||465||1,163|
|Total Policy Changes||1.2||698||465||1,163|
|2017-19 Policy Level||878.8||35,051||167,720||202,771|
Following its high-profile eradication program in 2016, the department did not find any Asian gypsy moths in 2017. However, moth trapping efforts in the summer of 2018 yielded the largest number of European gypsy moths in 20 years. Additional one-time funding is provided to complete the European gypsy moth eradication and follow up with post-treatment, high-density trapping efforts. Eradicating the European gypsy moth will help protect the timber industry, preserve the state's trees, and protect water quality and salmon habitat.
Fees to cover the costs of inspecting cattle brands do not fully fund the inspection program. One-time funds are provided to fulfill the remaining costs of inspection in fiscal year 2019.