AGRI-FOOD SECTOR INCLUDING BUSINESS RISK MANAGEMENT - VOTE 105

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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 for 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 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs/University of Guelph Agreement.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management 320,418,900 228,413,400 92,005,500 414,210,798
  Total Including Special Warrants 320,418,900 228,413,400 92,005,500 414,210,798
Less: Special Warrants 73,700,000 - 73,700,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 246,718,900 228,413,400 18,305,500 414,210,798
Special Warrants 73,700,000 - 73,700,000 -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 5,000 5,000 - -
Statutory Payments: re: Guaranteed Bank Loans, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 6,000 6,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 320,424,900 228,419,400 92,005,500 414,210,798
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management 3,000,000 3,000,000 - -
  Total Including Special Warrants 3,000,000 3,000,000 - -
Less: Special Warrants 500,000 - 500,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,500,000 3,000,000 (500,000) -
Special Warrants 500,000 - 500,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 3,000,000 3,000,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Agri-Food Sector 4,750,000 67,600,000 (62,850,000) 91,826,931
  Total Including Special Warrants 4,750,000 67,600,000 (62,850,000) 91,826,931
Less: Special Warrants 2,400,000 - 2,400,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,350,000 67,600,000 (65,250,000) 91,826,931
Special Warrants 2,400,000 - 2,400,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 4,750,000 67,600,000 (62,850,000) 91,826,931



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     18,643,400
  Employee benefits     3,220,700
  Transportation and communication     1,605,400
  Services     24,692,500
  Supplies and equipment     727,500
  Transfer payments      
     Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization   119,000,000  
     Production Insurance and Other Assistance   35,599,500  
     AgriCorp   11,982,000  
     Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund   23,000,000  
     Provision for Loans Guarantees - Commodity Loan Guarantee Program   380,000  
     Other Assistance for Risk Management   4,515,900  
     University of Guelph   54,800,000  
     Competitive Research   450,000  
     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  
     Enhanced BSE Feed Ban   11,865,000  
     Other Assistance for Agriculture, Research and Technology Transfer   6,650,000 272,147,900
  Subtotal     321,037,400
  Less: Recoveries     618,500
  Total Operating Expense     320,418,900
  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     320,424,900
  OPERATING ASSETS      
105-2 Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     3,000,000
  Total Operating Assets     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     500,000
  Transfer payments      
     Research and Education Infrastructure Renewal   1,000,000  
     Research and Education Base Building Investments   3,250,000 4,250,000
  Total Capital Expense     4,750,000
  Total Capital Expense for Agri-Food Sector including Business Risk Management     4,750,000