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2021 Agriculture Products Inspection
Mission Statement Protect growers, livestock owners, and the environment by inspecting feed, seed, and fertilizer products.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. Provide timely and accurate laboratory results.
    1. Complete single and multiple ingredient lab analysis in a timely fashion.
  2. Provide comprehensive, consistent and clear requirements, policies and procedures.
    1. Ensure that feed, seed and fertilizer products available in Illinois are safe and of high quality.
      1. Reduce instances of non-compliant products used.
      2. Maintain and enhance new lab capabilities.
    2. Maintain a regulatory compliant feed, seed and fertilizer products processing and users industry.
      1. Increase percentage of sites rated compliant.
    Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Fertilizer Control Fund, Feed Control Fund, Agriculture Federal Projects Fund Statutory Authority 505 ILCS 30/1
    Fiscal Year 2022 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2021 Actual Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2019 Actual
    Input Indicators
    Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 3,350.0 $ 3,302.3 $ 3,230.0 $ 3,077.0 $ 3,049.0
    Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 3,350.0 $ 3,302.3 $ 3,230.0 $ 3,077.0 $ 3,049.0
    Average monthly full-time equivalents 24.0 23.0 24.0 24.0 23.0
    Output Indicators
    Number of licenses issued 4,000 4,157 4,000 4,301 3,977
    Number of products registered 33,000 33,128 35,000 33,439 42,706
    Number of labels reviewed 4,750 4,845 2,500 5,011 2,075
    Outcome Indicators
    Percentage of feed, seed, and fertilizer facilities found compliant with regulations 90% 83.7% 92% 92.6% 94.3%
    Number of days to complete seed (depends on type) laboratory analysis 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0 11.0
    Percentage of feed, seed, and fertilizer products found compliant with regulations 90% 91.7% 90% 92.5% 94.9%
    Percentage of labels found compliant with regulations 90% 85.5% 90% 92.5% 83.3%
    Number of days to complete feed laboratory analysis (a) 30.0 93.0 20.0 33.5 15.2
    Number of days to complete fertilizer laboratory analysis (a) 15.0 40.2 12.0 14.3 8.0
    Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
    Cost per inspection (in dollars) $ 175.00 $ 151.73 N/A $ 187.21 $ 118.56
    Explanatory Information

    The Bureau of Agriculture Products Inspection (Bureau) protects growers, livestock owners, and the environment by inspecting feed, seed, and fertilizer products. The Bureau registers feed, seed, and fertilizer products; licenses producers and retailers; reviews information labels on feed, seed, and fertilizer products for accuracy; and, operates laboratories to test products and confirm accuracy of labels. The increase in labels reviewed from fiscal year 2019 to the two succeeding years is primarily due to increased requests from product manufactures. The decrease in number of products registered from fiscal year 2019 to the two succeeding years is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and manufacturers limiting production and development.

    Footnotes
    A COVID-19-related backlog of untested samples from fiscal year 2020 created delays in the analysis of samples submitted in fiscal year 2021. In addition, laboratory analysis also was negatively impacted due to delays in laboratory instrument maintenance and repairs by contracted vendors.

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