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West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice recently announced a proposed state budget for fiscal year 2023. The proposal lines up with Justice’s history of proposing mostly flat budgets for the last several years. Some argue, however, a flat budget means low expectations and a lack of investment in the state.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf approved the state’s next budget June 30. The final budget includes funding for many agricultural programs that Wolf zeroed out in his initial proposed budget earlier this year, but some were disappointed not to see more funding for broadband expansion and conservation.

Ohio’s farmland preservation program needs an extra $7 million this year to help it right the ship after several years of fiscal mismanagement, according to Agriculture Director Dorothy Pelanda said.

It’s more of the same for agriculture in Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 2021-22 budget.

Pennsylvania Farm Bill programs got $16 million from the 2020-21 Pennsylvania budget that Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Nov. 23.

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 2121, the state’s budget bill, into law June 22. At $36.158 billion, the budget is roughly a 2 percent increase.

Although the basic-level dairy margin protection (MPP) is expanded in the new budget bill, with low milk prices, we haven’t come anywhere close to the $5 margin protection being offered.

Farm and conservation groups continue to follow the Ohio budget, which must be signed into law by July 1.

Farm groups say the cuts in President Trump's budget proposal would hurt agriculture and conservation efforts.

A budget provides snapshots your farm’s current financial position and its future position. Budgeting takes the fear out of farm finances, and empowers new farmers to create the farm of their dreams.