Cornerstone Report from Washington

Vol. 12, No. 2 – March 10, 2014

 

President’s Budget Request for FY 2015 Released


President Obama’s FY 2015 Budget was released last week and includes proposed spending for federal departments and agencies, including the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). We have examined the detailed budget justification documents and can now share the following with respect to NIFA:

 

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

         

FY 2013, FY 2014 and FY 2015 PBR

         

(All $Millions)

         
 

FY 2013

 

FY 2014

 

FY 2015

Research and Education Activities

Final

 

Final

 

President

Hatch Act

218.577

 

243.701

 

243.701

McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry

30.459

 

33.961

 

33.961

Research at 1890 Institutions (Evans-Allen)

47.074

 

52.485

 

52.485

Payments to the 1994 Institutions

3.084

 

3.439

 

3.439

Education Grants for 1890 Institutions (Capacity Building Grants)

17.883

 

19.336

 

19.336

Education Grants for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

8.526

 

9.219

 

9.219

Education Grants (Alaska and Hawaii Native-Serving Institutions)

2.954

 

3.194

 

3.194

Research Grants for 1994 Institutions

1.666

 

1.801

 

1.801

Capacity Building Grants for Non Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture

4.162

 

4.500

   

Resident Instruction and Distance Learning Grants for Insular Areas

1.526

 

1.800

 

1.800

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

275.569

 

316.409

 

325.000

Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment

4.430

 

4.790

 

4.790

Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program

3.699

 

4.000

   

Supplemental and Alternative Crops

0.763

 

0.825

   

Critical Agricultural Materials Act

1.000

 

1.081

   

Multicultural Scholars, Graduate Fellowship & Institution Challenge Grants

8.324

 

9.000

   

Secondary and 2-year Post-Secondary Education

0.832

 

0.900

   

Aquaculture Centers

3.699

 

4.000

 

4.000

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

13.384

 

22.667

 

22.667

Farm Business Management

1.341

 

1.450

   

Sun Grant Program

2.312

 

2.500

   

Improved Pest Control

         

Expert IPM Decision Support System

0.142

       

Integrated Pest Management

2.185

       

Minor Crop Pest Management (IR-4)

11.018

 

11.913

 

11.913

Pest Management Alternatives

1.297

       

Special Research Grants

4.074

 

4.105

 

1.405

Necessary Expenses of Research & Education (Federal Admin.)

13.160

 

14.133

 

21.536

Innovation Institutes

       

75.000

Alfalfa Research

   

1.350

   

Food/Ag Resiliency for Military Vets

 

 

 

 

2.500

Subtotal

683.140

 

772.559

 

837.747

           
 

FY 2013

 

FY 2014

 

FY 2015

Extension Activities

Final

 

Final

 

President

Smith Lever Sections 3(b)-(c) & Cooperative Extension

271.269

 

300.000

 

300.000

Extension Services at 1890 Institutions

39.299

 

43.920

 

43.920

Extension Services at 1994 Institutions

3.979

 

4.446

 

4.446

Facility Improvements at 1890 Institutions

18.205

 

19.730

 

19.730

Renewable Resources Extension Act

3.414

 

4.060

 

4.060

Rural Health and Safety Education Programs

1.384

 

1.500

   

Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database Program

0.923

 

1.250

   

Women and Minorities in STEM Fields

0.369

 

0.400

   

Grants to Youth Organizations

0.673

       

Smith Lever Section 3(d):

         

Food and Nutrition Education (EFNEP)

62.682

 

67.934

 

67.934

Pest Management

9.151

       

Farm Safety and Youth Farm Safety Education Programs

4.254

 

4.610

 

4.610

New Technologies for Ag Extension (eXtension)

1.430

 

1.550

 

1.750

Children, Youth, and Families at Risk

7.012

 

8.395

 

8.395

Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program

2.804

 

3.039

 

3.039

Sustainable Agriculture Programs

4.333

       

Food Safety Outreach

       

2.500

Necessary Expenses of Extension Activities (Federal Admin.)

7.883

 

8.357

 

8.584

Subtotal

439.064

 

469.191

 

468.968

           
 

FY 2013

 

FY 2014

 

FY 2015

Integrated Activities

Final

 

Final

 

President

Water Quality Program

4.152

 

4.500

   

Regional Pest Management Centers

3.690

       

Methyl Bromide Transition Program

1.842

 

1.996

   

Organic Transition Program

3.690

 

4.000

 

4.000

Regional Rural Development Centers

0.921

 

0.998

 

0.998

Food and Agriculture Defense Initiative

5.525

 

6.680

 

6.68

Crop Protection / Pest Management

 

 

17.143

 

17.143

Subtotal

19.820

 

35.317

 

28.821

           
 

FY 2013

 

FY 2014

 

FY 2015

 

Final

 

Final

 

President

 

     1,142.024

 

  1,277.067

 

  1,335.536

 

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