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House | March 10, 2015 | Committee Room | Agriculture Meeting

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Some of this testing is being done in labs in other parts of the country because they have these capabilities that we don't so we want to make a big step in modernizing this lab then combine it with our food and drug lab the pesticide lab and the standards lab that tests gasoline and fuel oil. Our food lab is the only food lab in the state. If you think back once again to it being built in 1977. How many people did we have in North Carolina at that time? I'm not exactly sure but I would guess maybe half of what we've got now. The food establishments would be the same way. The food manufacturers and establishments we actually inspect all manufactured foods facilities in the state of North Carolina. Even down to Pepsi's Coke's anything that is packaged in the state of North Carolina this food we actually inspect and license these facilities. And it does involve testing for pathogens we know could be harmful to the population. I'm proud to say this is only one of five state labs in the nation that has been ISO 17025 accredited to be able to do both chemical and biological testing. And we lead the nation in the number of tests that we do in this laboratory. Now what this says is I've got the people to do it. They have the expertise to do it but they need the technology to be able to keep up with current demand and future demand. So this is going to be a major initiative with us and top of that the food safety modernization act is going to be implemented fairly quickly which will be the most sweeping food safety program that we have seen in this nation in thirty years maybe ever. So it's going to put even more pressure on us to be able to do the things that we can do here in this state to ensure a food supply but also ensure a safe food supply but also ensure that the quantity of this food is available to the population. So representative Dickson I know you can understand the number of chickens and turkeys that are now in North Carolina as opposed to 1972 and I think I know we have over eight hundred million chickens and turkeys and these types of animals in North Carolina now. We had no where near that back when the lab was built. We don't have the statistics but we know the multiplication that has occurred on that period of time. It's in the news right now there's a high path outbreak of avian influenza in turkeys in both Minnesota and Missouri. What this means is we in this department have got to be able to not only respond to these kinds of things but we've got to be proactive to keep this out of here if we possibly can. These are high priority needs for the department of agriculture and something I will be asking you for your help with. We do have some budget priories in the department I'd like to talk about additional funding for the agriculture development of farmland preservation trust fund. There's a reason for this we led the nation a couple years in the disappearance of farms in North Carolina. I talked about seventy eight billion dollars. Sooner or later if we don't protect farmland in North Carolina we're going to get to the point of diminishing returns. Now technology is bringing yields up, up,up, up but if we don't have the natural resources and human talent available we will reach diminishing returns sooner or later in North Carolina. And this is not going to be good when you consider the loss of the largest industry in the state so I'm asking for the ability to protect the farm and far slant in this state. We've been appropriated about one point eight million dollars over the past couple of years. We did get an additional million dollars to work with the military on protecting farmland around military bases in North Carolina. So you bring two things into play, we all know that there's going to be a reduction in bases and forces across the nation. We don't want that to happen in North Carolina so being able to help the military protect these bases is vitally important from encroachment in North Carolina. But I look at states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York they're investing big sums of money into protecting farmland and the reason is they lost most of it before they got started and they can ill afford to lose any more. It got to the point in New York that the city of New York would not have potable drinking water if they did not protect the farmland in the far northern part of New York. So I'm asking you to help us complete our mission over time of protecting farmland in North Carolina and I tell people we as the people of North Carolina need to have a better attitude

?? farmers and farms and forests. We need to review. You think about farmland. You know, we know about agriculture production but it's open space. It's also wildlife habitat, forestry, the forests replenish the air in this state. There are so many things that we need to look at in that regard that say, this needs to be a priority, not an afterthought. So I'm going to ask you to help me with that. We also need some additional funding for the Division of Soil and Water Conservation to enhance technical support for land owners and, in a lot of different cases, we have a lot of animal agriculture in North Carolina and we in agriculture want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make sure that you know, the environment is protected, when we need to do it. But it does take technical assistance so we need more there. I need additional staff in the Food and Drug Protection Division to implement FISMA and I want to explain that to you. The Federal Government's idea of the implementation of ?? Law, particularly FISMA, is to go to the state, go to the farm, and if they're not in compliance with the law, you know, hit them with a hammer, shut them down, say when you've got it done like we want it done, we'll come back. And the thing is, this time it's going to be you've paid the Federal Government to come back to reinspect you under the FISMA law. But that's not our way of doing business in North Carolina. Our way is to first educate, and then regulate when we have to. I want to be able to go to these farms, these food manufacturing facilities and be able to educate them as what the law is to help them be in compliance, so that they don't have this problem. That is the idea that we are pushing through the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture in negotiation with FDA over how implementation will take place. So we're going to need some additional staff to do this, if these changes do take place. The other thing that's happened and I think I've said it every year when I've been before this committee, the Department of Agriculture has taken its fair share of cuts over the year. The last time we looked back, our budget was probably comparable to our year 2000 budget. That's been a long time. But the inflation costs to electricity and utilities, gasoline, fuel oil, whatever it is, it's kept rising. So we're going to need a little help, to be able to just you know, get to the point where we're paying our bills and not having to rob Peter to pay Paul. That can go on for so long. So that's another major initiative. One thing that happened last year that we knew was going to be problematic was we started having to charge for forestry management fees, inter-department. We knew then that the level that was set was going to be problematic. We've gone through that process, and we know it's going to be problematic. It's going to create a budget hole in the forest service budget. And for you older members, I want you to understand a little bit about the forest service. You see the forest service and you think about well, they've got to put out forest fires. The truth of the matter is North Carolina leads the nation in the ratio of exposed property to forests. And what this means is if you get a forest fire, it's not always about just putting the fire out in the forests. It's protecting the home owners and protecting the businesses that lie in close proximity to these forest fires. And I think back to 2011 when we had the major fire in Pender County. Had we not stopped that fire at Highway 17, there were 17billion dollars worth of exposure on the other side of 17. So how much is that worth? I think it's worth making sure that we have the ability to stop these fires and keep them in place. We are becoming a more ?? state but we're still working with urban forestry programs, even in the cities. All of these things are what the forest service is. And it also is about the reforestation of the state of North Carolina, where we do harvest timber. You know, we want to plant those trees back. What we know is a new growth forest is more environmentally friendly than an old growth forest. Especially when you talk about the replenishment of air and you start talking about the wildlife habitats, so replenishing these forests for future generations is so, so important and that's what the forest service is. If you've heard the Governor speak at his State of the State address, he talked about his initiative on food manufacturing task force. And I'm happy to say that I share that enthusiasm with him over adding value to our agriculture products in North Carolina. I think about the sweet potato dehydration plants that are going in. I think about the sweet potato fry plants that we've got going in. I think about adding value

Either to Baldwin barista from version I mean we can add value to work out and the analogy ability of brains all that have been processed and the beans and again worth about 6¢ a can of worth about 10¢ but if the final blow brother up one of the plaza break an amazing is that by the way by the process so that's the way we think we can grow the saddle pro forma numbers (SPEAKER CHANGES) the fastest and more comment is bob processing these products are we headed North Carolina will probably said you wanted to wear blue shield them to the ball major population centers as the sole always come from a religious wedge politics as we all are setting up a task force and the task force will be turbo myself and let them down, and drums provide one and the lieutenant governor so we've got been the one that people learn to to move it forward will be 30 members of the task force them to go there will be deploying the camera bury for some of the day one of the day of the school bible calls a lot sizes and prices and if you find is nicely recognized for his work in this scenario he knows the Compaq signals the people he knows the process is so we've got a little after it with him been to a lesser known to talk about being flown a bird special that this will become a couple more soon. (SPEAKER CHANGES) We're on a table of allowable four for one and addresses people in town when they were with some damage done to follow supporters to build on our agriculture addresses and North Carolina shortly talk about some essential to germany's aloha but that invisible be hopeful and I never before have we are all the founder of Folic money to groups everybody and I'd call from Belgium rally to turn your wallet one possible driver problem this afternoon I think this will be aboard flight by all in all the farmers from commodity groups have worked so hard for us to go look so we're looking for a futuristic cell phone and we hope that eventually will keep the supply me with your preferred to work for by Coleman lizard, bound to affect your bill for motion for a viable culture in the form of them sure that the reapportionment where we've got about the museum but his questions about commissioner revenue morning thinking of such an NBA inside about it as Boris, the Processing Equipment is an excellent opportunity for a C. Seattle Rev. Irma is the time frame for when you're expecting some recommendations are only medium to take some action to knew, from one widow waiting all the autographs and vegetable oil from the builder to get called affordable disdain one must always actually will be the end of a vehicle with the business of the old record of a worker that when this all work and work with the partnership of private ownership volatile Olympic to fall in North Carolina to make this a reality and recruit new businesses are coming out and in the past I don't know that we are just a couple of fumbling and third minute factory and walked along with the government probably not, baby corn $50,000 to outfit near the white people like that by bundling with a lot of good player bob: the country before most of the flavorful law firm with a concentrated a lot of different areas of growth of hopefully by Milan got through, raising 10 one times chairman and mistrust and bridges be hearing on the star statement saying in the law which usually one with they'll learn about where will you OM Processing plants which Thomas Graham Beal, when and where me look everything that might be one. (SPEAKER CHANGES) This worked fine, writings NOASK which don't resemble a richness for several years, making the eighties. Priests are becoming their worst monthly checks of Sony's U.S. warplanes and other places like been incurred in jobs makes mothers market and the wall at the two of us. The four walls are trying to find one who would you prefer the default bridge profit. The plants go outside world war, but they were to recall vote no. Of the drawback for 2 to 5 all we need this, the Baltimore a vote and is asking me how many know how many uses many of which can bring you a stable would also will work go without benefactors, partly due to explain what the bill would noticeable line for Dr. 00 ball from above, if you're willing to explain also we ought to know.......................

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