Make Dept of Agriculture - user fee funded
The State Dept of Agriculture services a little over 25,000, mainly corporate farms in Idaho. Out of 40 Million dollar budget, 10 million comes from the General fund. Moving this 10 million to user fees, would be a simple and fair process as we look to move other agencies that have direct user benefits to self-funding. Agriculture in Idaho is already provided property tax exemptions, sales tax exemptions and income tax exemptions. It seems only fair that farms in Idaho should start paying their own way. This would have little effect on small family farms, they received little percentage of the dollar support from the State Dept of Agriculture now.