Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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AGRI-FOOD SECTOR INCLUDING BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT - VOTE 105

Under this strategy, the ministry delivers farm income stabilization and other assistance programs to the agriculture sector, and promotes agri-food sector business development. The ministry also works with farmers, agri-businesses, municipalities, and other partners in the agriculture and rural sectors to identify needs and opportunities, adopt new technologies, and make sound business decisions. The ministry is responsible for promoting Ontario food and agricultural sales in export and domestic markets, and providing support to the processing industry through investment attraction, investment retention and sector development. It also encompasses agriculture and food research, education and laboratory services and the administration of the OMAFRA/University Agreement.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management 228,413,400 236,341,800 (7,928,400) 494,518,201
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 228,413,400 236,341,800 (7,928,400) 494,518,201
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,000 5,000 - 12,388
Statutory Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 6,000 5,000 1,000 12,388
  Total Operating Expense 228,419,400 236,346,800 (7,927,400) 494,530,589
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management 3,000,000 10,960,000 (7,960,000) 1,760,000
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 3,000,000 10,960,000 (7,960,000) 1,760,000
  Total Operating Assets 3,000,000 10,960,000 (7,960,000) 1,760,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Agri-Food Sector 67,600,000 9,900,000 57,700,000 2,798,346
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 67,600,000 9,900,000 57,700,000 2,798,346
  Total Capital Expense 67,600,000 9,900,000 57,700,000 2,798,346



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
105-1 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management      
  Salaries and wages     19,999,200
  Employee benefits     3,264,700
  Transportation and communication     1,565,800
  Services     13,104,200
  Supplies and equipment     711,600
  Transfer payments      
     Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization   78,000,000  
     Production Insurance and Other Assistance   35,000,000  
     AgriCorp   8,982,000  
     Other Assistance for Risk Management   4,515,900  
     University of Guelph   54,800,000  
     Competitive Research   1,350,000  
     Agricultural and Horticultural Societies   1,203,000  
     Leadership Development   776,000  
     Strategic Partnerships   632,500  
     Ontario Agri-Food Education Inc.   400,000  
     Grants in lieu of taxes   357,000  
     Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association   142,000  
     Royal Agricultural Winter Fair   140,000  
     Farm Safety Association   120,000  
     Farmers' Markets Ontario   90,000  
     Feeder Cattle Assistance   45,000  
     Other Assistance for Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer   4,003,000 190,556,400
  Other transactions      
     Municipal Taxes on ARDA owned property     10,000
  Subtotal     229,211,900
  Less: Recoveries     798,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     228,413,400
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     5,000
Statutory    Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management     228,419,400
  OPERATING ASSETS      
105-2 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     3,000,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     3,000,000
  Total Operating Assets for Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management     3,000,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
105-3 Agri-Food Sector      
  Services      
     Education Research and Laboratories     1,700,000
  Transfer payments      
     Research and Education Infrastructure Renewal   62,900,000  
     Research and Education Base Building Investments   3,000,000 65,900,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     67,600,000
  Total Capital Expense for Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management     67,600,000