Ministry of Agriculture and Food - Summary


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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

The Ministry fosters greater self-reliance and long-term sustainability in the agriculture and food sectors by working with the sector to enhance business risk management, food safety and quality, and environmental stewardship.

The Ministry further supports those initiatives by encouraging innovation, developing and transferring appropriate technologies, and attracting new investment to Ontario’s agri-food sector.

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD - SUMMARY

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates
PROGRAMS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
$
$
$
OPERATING
     
16,755,346
Ministry Administration Program1
16,266,140
15,204,685
159,981,600
Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer Program2
121,401,200
126,493,368
10,605,700
Investment and Market Development Program3
11,062,400
10,249,330
217,708,100
Risk Management Program4
154,607,500
136,015,872
405,050,746
Ministry Total Operating
303,337,240
287,963,255
278,131,000
Less: Special Warrants
96,220,000
-
49,246
Less: Statutory Appropriations
47,840
49,276
126,870,500
< TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED
207,069,400
287,913,979
405,050,746
Ministry Total Operating    
217,300,000
Net Consolidation Adjustment - AgriCorp    
(30,000)
Adjustment for Bad Debts    
622,320,746
TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    
Assets      
803,500
Ministry Administration Program
-
-
12,000,000
Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer Program
12,000,000
4,916,600
4,000,000
Risk Management Program
-
-
16,803,500
Ministry Total Assets Less
12,000,000
4,916,600
11,800,000
Less: Statutory Appropriations
11,800,000
4,916,600
5,003,500
< TOTAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED
200,000
-

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

RECONCILIATION TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DATA

DETAILS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
OPERATING
$
$
1. Previously Published Data
1.1 2002-03 Printed Estimates
350,026,740
1.2 2001-02 Public Accounts
301,461,755
2. Government Reorganization
2.1 Transfer of functions to other Ministries
(46,689,500)
(13,498,500)
 
303,337,240
287,963,255

RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item
 
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Adjustments from Cash to Accrual
Estimates Presented as Accrual
Estimates on Accrual Basis
Change from2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
    $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions
  OPERATING          
101 Ministry Administration Program          
1 Ministry Administration1 16.2 0.9 17.1 16.7 (0.4)
S Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act
-
-
-
-
-
S Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act
-
-
-
-
-
   
16.3
0.9
17.2
16.8
(0.4)
102 Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer Program          
1 Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer2
121.4
29.8
151.2
160.0
8.8
S
Payments re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act
-
-
-
-
-
   
121.4
29.8
151.2
160.0
8.8
103 Investment and Market Development Program          
1 Investment and Market Development3
11.1
(0.2)
10.9
10.6
(0.3)
   
11.1
(0.2)
10.9
10.6
(0.3)
104 Risk Management Program
1 Risk Management4
154.6
(0.3)
154.3
217.7
63.4
   
154.6
(0.3)
154.3
217.7
63.4
  Ministry Total Operating
303.3
30.2
333.5
405.1
71.5


Note: Amounts are rounded to the nearest one hundred thousand dollars and amounts less than fifty thousand dollars are shown as zero. Totals may not add due to this rounding.

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown )

 

$ millions
1.
(0.6)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
1.5
adjustment for differences between when payments are made to suppliers (cash basis) and when the goods and services are received (accrual basis)
2.
(1.5)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
31.3
transfer payment adjustments for differences between when funds are flowed to transfer payment recipients (cash basis) and when the recipients fulfill their obligations under the transfer payment program (accrual basis)
3.
(0.2)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
4.
(0.6)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
0.3
transfer payment adjustments for differences between when funds are flowed to transfer payment recipients (cash basis) and when the recipients fulfill their obligations under the transfer payment program (accrual basis)
30.2
<< Total Adjustments

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD - SUMMARY

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates
PROGRAMS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
$
$
$
CAPITAL
     
235,000
Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer Program
-
-
235,000
Ministry Total Capital
-
-
234,000
Less: Special Warrants
-
-
1,000
< TOTAL CAPITAL TO BE VOTED
-
-
235,000
Ministry Total Capital    
600,000
Net Consolidation Adjustment - AgriCorp    
835,000
TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    

RECONCILIATION TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DATA

DETAILS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
CAPITAL $ $
1. Previously Published Data    
1.1 2002-03 Printed Estimates 196,711,200  
1.2 2001-02 Public Accounts   44,599,987
2. Government Reorganization    
2.1 Transfer of functions to other Ministries (196,711,200) (44,599,987)
  0 0

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Adjustments from Cash to Accrual
2002-03 Estimates Presented as Accrual
2003-04 Estimates on AccrualBasis
Change from 2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
    $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions
  CAPITAL          
102 Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer Program          
4 Education, Research and Laboratories
-
-
-
0.2
0.2
   
-
-
-
0.2
0.2
  Ministry Total Capital
-
-
-
0.2
0.2

Note: Amounts are rounded to the nearest one hundred thousand dollars and amounts less than fifty thousand dollars are shown as zero. Totals may not add due to this rounding.

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown )